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Walt Whitman, Literary Culture, and the Discourse of Distinction

Author: Christopher Beach

  • Walt Whitman, Literary Culture, and the Discourse of Distinction

    Essays

    Walt Whitman, Literary Culture, and the Discourse of Distinction

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Abstract

Explores the various and often contradictory views Whitman expressed over time about literary culture, heritage, genres, and canonicity; following Pierre Bourdieu, describes the "discourse of distinction" by which Whitman negotiates the "double logic" of desiring "distinction from the culturally distinguished literary modes

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Beach, C., (1994) “Walt Whitman, Literary Culture, and the Discourse of Distinction”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 12(2), p.73-85. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1436

Rights: Copyright © 1994 Christopher Beach

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01 Oct 1994
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