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Song of Ourselves

Walt Whitman and the Fight for Democracy

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$29.95 • £22.95 • €25.00

ISBN 9780674237162

Publication Date: 04/13/2021

Academic Trade

240 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

1 photo


  • A Note on Citations
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I. Song of Ourselves
    • I Celebrate Myself
    • Undisguised and Naked
    • The Marriage of Self and Soul
    • The Grass
    • All In
    • A Vision of Democracy
    • These States
    • Songs of Triumph
    • Poet of the Body
    • The Sun
    • The Generative God
    • The Animals
    • Walt Becomes Other
    • A Massacre
    • A Sea Fight
    • American Jesus
    • Democratic Götterdämmerung
    • Walt and the Priests
    • Walt’s God
    • Walt and the Reader
    • Death and Democracy
  • II. In the Hospitals
    • Publication
    • In Washington
    • Letters Home
    • Tom Sawyer
    • The Vision Completed
  • III. Song of Myself (1855)
  • Bibliography
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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