Whitman's Ecstatic Union: Conversion and Ideology in Leaves of Grass

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Whitman's Ecstatic Union rereads the first three editions of Leaves of Grass within the context of a nineteenth-century antebellum evangelical culture of conversion. Though Whitman intended to write a new American Bible and "inaugurate a religion," contemporary scholarship has often ignored the religious element in his poetry. But just as evangelists sought the redemption of America through the reconstruction of individual subjects in conversion, Leaves of Grass sought to redeem the nation by inducing ecstatic, regenerating ...

Whitman's Ecstatic Union: Conversion and Ideology in Leaves of Grass 2013, Routledge, London

ISBN-13: 9780415867160

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Whitman's Ecstatic Union: Conversion and Ideology in Leaves of Grass 2005, Taylor & Francis Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780415972154

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