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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 74154–86 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.1.54
Published: 01 June 2019
... embraced its promotional potential. Nowhere is that affinity more pronounced than in the visual symbol Whitman used to represent his revolutionary poetics within the third edition of Leaves of Grass (1860): a butterfly perched on an outstretched index finger. Contemporaneous readers would have instantly...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2015; 702194–220 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2015.70.2.194
Published: 01 September 2015
...Christopher Hanlon Christopher Hanlon, “Whitman’s Atlantic Noise” (pp. 194–220) This essay considers Walt Whitman’s “A Word Out of the Sea,” from the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass , for its aural qualities—acoustically twittering birds, the hissing “undertone” of the ocean, for example—linking...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2006; 604451–480 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2006.60.4.451
Published: 01 March 2006
.... In "A Broadway Pageant" (1860), the only occasional poem that Whitman wrote after publishing the first edition of Leaves of Grass in 1855 and before the outbreak of the Civil War, New York City is presented as a site where city workers and international merchants converge during a moment of national...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2020; 744473–501 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2020.74.4.473
Published: 31 March 2020
... Jefferies s writings, this divide is at times described as a mental barrier, a thin feeble crust of prejudice and social custom that separates humanity from the air, the light, the trees, and grass, 11 while elsewhere it mani- fests materially as lines that both separate regions of existence (e.g., wild...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 742141–166 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.2.141
Published: 01 September 2019
... paid off his debts. The house had been carefully repaired, there is a new and sub- stantial stable, new fences surround his thriving fields, and 154 nineteenth-century literature animals graze on the grass. As such, Lee tells us, the forty-acre now looked more prosperous and flourishing than it...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 741137–139 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.1.137
Published: 01 June 2019
... Walt Whitman Quarterly Review (2015), and Introduction to Leaves of Grass Imprints on The Walt Whitman Archive (2017), . His current book project examines the images, symbols, and promotional strategies that Whitman developed to brand himself and his distinct textual products...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 74130–53 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.1.30
Published: 01 June 2019
... past nor present a possible future. 20 In this light, Thoreau s influence is easily identifiable in second-generation tran- scendentalist works such as Walt Whitman s Leaves of Grass (1855, 1860); see, for example, stanza 18 of Starting from Paumanok. 21 As Nye suggests, this adulation of the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2019; 7411–29 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2019.74.1.1
Published: 01 June 2019
... . . . (Shelley, On Love, pp. 503 4). What begins as a denial of knowledge of others has, before the end, become an assertion of the correspondence between lovers, between infants and mothers, between lonely people and the flowers, the grass and the waters and the sky (and implicitly between writer and reader...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 733403–409 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.3.403
Published: 01 December 2018
... in the preface to the first edition of Leaves of Grass (1855). It is not the inherent divinity of electricity, Ellis claims, but the bioelec- trical body s permeability its ability to reach beyond itself and to be, in turn, suffused by things not itself that captures Whitman s imag- ination and...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 732263–267 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.2.263
Published: 01 September 2018
... Whitman quota- tions are from the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, available at the Whitman Archive:
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 731127–130 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.1.127
Published: 01 June 2018
... performance; the wrangling around Richard Worthington s 1879 reissue of the 1860 edition of Leaves of Grass, which Whitman passively abetted and then sorely resented; Whitman s fitful forays into the international book market, his collaborations with European translators of his work, and his attempts in the...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2018; 731130–135 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2018.73.1.130
Published: 01 June 2018
... argue, Whitman reveled in moments in which personal connections were made through his books (p. 45). Whitman puts it succinctly at the end of the 1860 Leaves of Grass: This is no book, / Who touches this, touches a man Yet when people like Worthington or Johnson called Whitman s bluff, he wasn t...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 723374–401 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.3.374
Published: 01 December 2017
... locus amoenus: The sacred lawns of shaven grass, The echoes of the narrow street, The shout, the laugh, the clinking glass, The haunts where youth and pleasure meet.17 Lehmann, however, concludes in the hortatory mode with up- dated classical admonishments to undergraduates to Read while you can...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 722192–217 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.2.192
Published: 01 September 2017
... world with wonder, always impressed with what his senses beheldHere is our pew in the church. What a high-backed pew (p. 12) and always forming elaborate associations with things that his adult self lovingly unpacks in a proto-Proustian manner. Pews, grass, geese, sheep, Peggoty s finger: all the things...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 722135–160 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.2.135
Published: 01 September 2017
... approaches them with an offering of fresh grass and sympathy (p. 460). Yet the goats perceive Lionel as a threat to their family rather than a sufferer looking for companionship and protec- tion, much as Lionel perceived the black man whose embrace kept him from his own dying Alfred: the male [goat...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 721123–127 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.1.123
Published: 01 June 2017
... 1860, the years between the second and third editions of Leaves of Grass, is incomplete. Whitman among the Bohemians attempts to fill in some of the gaps by focusing onWhitman s social and professional ties to fellow patrons of Pfaff s, a beer cellar Whitman frequented in these years. Located in lower...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 721119–123 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.1.119
Published: 01 June 2017
... WHITLEY, eds., Whitman among the Bohemians. Iowa City: University of Iowa Press, 2014. Pp. xxvi þ 254. $47.50 paper. The record of Walt Whitman s life from roughly 1856 to 1860, the years between the second and third editions of Leaves of Grass, is incomplete. Whitman among the Bohemians attempts to fill...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2017; 7211–34 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2017.72.1.1
Published: 01 June 2017
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 713315–342 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.71.3.315
Published: 01 December 2016
... footnotes and asides Fictional Settlements p. 402). Yet Freedgood s interest in geographical markers leaves social dynamics open to fur- ther investigation. The conversations that Traill stages between her characters, the narratorial asides, and the footnotes might be read as strategies for making...
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Nineteenth-Century Literature. 2016; 713369–403 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/ncl.2016.71.3.369
Published: 01 December 2016
... the Brain, p. 578).38 Like Latimer, Winslow s patient experi- ences this acute hearing as intolerable and insupportable just as Eliot suggests in her famous passage in Middlemarch (1872): If we had a keen vision and feeling of all ordinary human life, it would be like hearing the grass grow...