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Breaking Bounds : Whitman and American Cultural Studies

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BLExplores Whitman's homosexuality in relation to his poetry, politics, and life BLIncludes work by Eve Sedgewick, Michael Moon, and Jonathan Arac These new essays reject the persistent tendency in Whitman studies to isolate his sexuality from his politics, and his poetry from both. The issue of his sexuality is instead brought into contact with a wide range of issues, from nationalism to race and gender, pointing to the interdisciplinary future of American literary and cultural study, and the growing influence of gay and lesbian studies.show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 151.4 x 227.3 x 19.3mm | 562.34g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • halftones
  • 019509350X
  • 9780195093506

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In Breaking Bounds: Whitman and American Cultural Studies, one of the most diverse, important, exciting, and responsible collections of critical essays on Whitman ever published, Betsy Erkkila and Jay Grossman have brought together a body of literary and cultural criticism that seeks to undo the academic structures and strictures that erase the vital, conspicuous, special relationship between the political and sexual in Whitman's life and work. * Walt Whitman Quarterly Review *show more

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