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"This Old Theory Broach'd Anew": Darwinism and Whitman's Poetic Program

Author: Hertha D Wong

  • "This Old Theory Broach'd Anew": Darwinism and Whitman's Poetic Program

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    "This Old Theory Broach'd Anew": Darwinism and Whitman's Poetic Program

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Abstract

Emphasizes the scientific basis for much of Leaves of Grass by exploring how Whitman "weaves the Darwinian theory of evolution into a religious, political, and poetic statement."

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Wong, H. D., (1988) “"This Old Theory Broach'd Anew": Darwinism and Whitman's Poetic Program”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 5(4), 27-39. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1190

Rights: Copyright © 1988 Hertha D Wong

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01 Apr 1988
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