Masculine Landscapes: Walt Whitman and the Historical Text

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Masculine Landscapes: Walt Whitman and the Historical Text - Fone, Byrne R S, Professor, and Fone, Bryne R S, Professor, PhD

Scrutinizing the weave and texture of Walt Whitman's earliest poetry and fiction, the notebooks of 1845-54, the first edition (1855) of Leaves of Grass, and the Calamus poems, Byrne R. S. Fone demonstrates that from the beginning and throughout, Whitman's homoerotic muse, his "Fierce Wrestler, " dictated the shape, tone, and message of the poetry. ...

Masculine Landscapes: Walt Whitman and the Historical Text 1992, Southern Illinois University Press

ISBN-13: 9780809317615

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