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"Do I Contradict Myself?": Progression through Contraries in Walt Whitman's "The Sleepers"

Author: Carol Zapata Whelan

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    "Do I Contradict Myself?": Progression through Contraries in Walt Whitman's "The Sleepers"

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Abstract

Employs Julia Kristeva's theories to read Whitman's "The Sleepers" as a progression through dichotomies which justifies the "life affirming" final two sections that other critics have regarded as "contrived."

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Whelan, C. Z., (1992) “"Do I Contradict Myself?": Progression through Contraries in Walt Whitman's "The Sleepers"”, Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 10(1), p.25-39. doi: https://doi.org/10.13008/2153-3695.1351

Rights: Copyright © 1992 Carol Zapata Whelan

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01 Jul 1992
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