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The Rose-Gardens of the World: Near East Imagery in the Poetry of Walt Whitman

Author: Arthur L Ford

  • The Rose-Gardens of the World: Near East Imagery in the Poetry of Walt Whitman

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    The Rose-Gardens of the World: Near East Imagery in the Poetry of Walt Whitman

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Abstract

Explores Whitman's relationship to poetry of the Near East, focusing on "two specific areas of Near East studies: the Persian poets, such as Hafiz and Saadi, who were associated with . . . Sufism, and Egyptology"; applies Whitman's knowledge of the Near East (by way of his reading of texts such as Alger's The Poetry of the East, Emerson's "Persian Poetry" and Glidden's Ancient Egypt) to poems including "Salut au Monde!," "Passage to India," and "Song of the Exposition."

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Ford, A. L., (1987) “The Rose-Gardens of the World: Near East Imagery in the Poetry of Walt Whitman”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 5(1), 12-20. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1157

Rights: Copyright © 1987 Arthur L Ford

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01 Jul 1987
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