Author: C. Carroll Hollis
Responds to Mark Baurerlein's article ("The Written Orator of 'Song of Myself'") by describing the author's own work with Whitman's poetry and "Speech Act" theory; qualifies Bauerlein's assertions and takes issue with Bauerlein's skepticism toward the claim that, as Hollis rephrases it, "the printing of a speech carries (…) the illocutionary force of the original."
How to Cite: Hollis, C. C. (1986) “Is There a Text in This Grass?”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review. 3(3). doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1858