Essays

On Whitman, Dickinson, and Readers

Author: Milton Hindus

  • On Whitman, Dickinson, and Readers

    Essays

    On Whitman, Dickinson, and Readers

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Abstract

Examines and compares the attitudes of Whitman and Dickinson to their respective (and sometimes imagined) readers; explores the tensions in Whitman between his emphasis on democratic and egalitarian principles and his awareness that "some readers are more equal than others," and proposes that his poems express an appeal "to some 'choice,' sophisticated and learned readers."

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Hindus, M., (1983) “On Whitman, Dickinson, and Readers”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 1(2), 14-20. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1017

Rights: Copyright © 1983 Milton Hindus

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01 Sep 1983
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