Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Whitman Connection



Provides a brief account of the relationship of Whitman to "ardent feminist socialist" Charlotte Perkins Gilman, exploring the question of why this "arch feminist" celebrated Whitman's poetry with such enthusiasm and "what connection there could have been between her philosophy and Whitman's."

Keywords: Essay, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Feminism, Walt Whitman Fellowship, Socialism, Motherhood, Horace Traubel, Richard Maurice Bucke, Whitman Club, Bon Echo, Centenary, S. Weir Mitchell

How to Cite: Krieg, J. P. (1984) “Charlotte Perkins Gilman and the Whitman Connection”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. 1(4). doi: