Essays

Of Subjects and Cowboys: Frontier and History in Pedro Mir's "Countersong to Walt Whitman"

Author: Christopher Conway

  • Of Subjects and Cowboys: Frontier and History in Pedro Mir's "Countersong to Walt Whitman"

    Essays

    Of Subjects and Cowboys: Frontier and History in Pedro Mir's "Countersong to Walt Whitman"

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Abstract

Reads Pedro Mir's "Countersong to Walt Whitman" as a critique and renewal of the Whitmanian vision of democracy, arguing the poem "does not cast Anglo-America as an essentially antagonistic force but rather as a paragon of democracy taken hostage by monopoly capital."

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Conway, C., (1998) “Of Subjects and Cowboys: Frontier and History in Pedro Mir's "Countersong to Walt Whitman"”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 15(4), 161-171. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1557

Rights: Copyright © 1998 Christopher Conway

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01 Apr 1998
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