American Bards: Walt Whitman and Other Unlikely Candidates for National Poet: Walt Whitman and Other Unlikely Candidates for National Poet
Walt Whitman has long been regarded as the quintessential American bard, the poet who best represents all that is distinctive about life in the United States. Whitman himself encouraged this view, but he was also quick to remind his readers that he was an
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Dislocating Race and Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American ...
Robert S. Levine
Limited preview - 2009
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