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"A Woman Waits for Me": Anne Gilchrist's Reading of Leaves of Grass

Author: Steve Marsden

  • "A Woman Waits for Me": Anne Gilchrist's Reading of Leaves of Grass

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    "A Woman Waits for Me": Anne Gilchrist's Reading of Leaves of Grass

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Abstract

Examines Anne Gilchrist's education, her courtship with and marriage to Alexander Gilchrist, and her reading habits in order to analyze "the intersection of interpretation and fantasy, sex and religion, author and reader" that her response to Whitman's writings entails; works toward identifying "the change triggered by her interaction with Whitman's book," which prompted what she called a "new birth."

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Marsden, S., (2006) “"A Woman Waits for Me": Anne Gilchrist's Reading of Leaves of Grass”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 23(3/4), 95-125. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1796

Rights: Copyright © 2006 Steve Marsden

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01 Jan 2006
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