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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
... recognized that curious pointing hand as a manicule or printer’s fist, an icon with deep ties to both manuscript culture and the world of commercial advertising. In this essay I track two trajectories—Whitman’s insistence that his poetry merely gestured toward a future, superior generation of poets and the...