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The pragmatic Whitman : reimagining American democracy, Stephen John Mack

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The pragmatic Whitman : reimagining American democracy
Title
The pragmatic Whitman
Title remainder
reimagining American democracy
Statement of responsibility
Stephen John Mack
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For Whitman, loyalty to America was loyalty to democracy. Since the idea that democracy is not just a political process but a social and cultural process as well is associated with American pragmatism, Mack relies on the pragmatic tradition of Emerson, James, Dewey, Mead, and Rorty to demonstrate the ways in which Whitman resides in this tradition." "Mack describes the foundation of Whitman's democracy as found in the 1855 and 1856 editions of Leaves of Grass, examines the ways in which Whitman's 1859 sexual crisis and the Civil War transformed his democratic poetics in "Sea-Drift," "Calamus," Drum-Taps, and Sequel to Drum-Taps, and explores Whitman's mature vision in Democratic Vistas, concluding with observations on its moral and political implications today. Throughout, he illuminates Whitman's great achievement - learning that a full appreciation for the complexities of human life meant understanding that liberty can take many different and conflicting forms - and allows us to contemplate the relevance of that achievement at the beginning of the twenty-first century."--Jacket
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mack, Stephen John
Dewey number
811/.3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3242.P64
LC item number
M33 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Iowa Whitman series
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Patriotic poetry, American
  • Democracy in literature
  • Political poetry, American
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • United States
Label
The pragmatic Whitman : reimagining American democracy, Stephen John Mack
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-178) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I The metaphysics of democracy: Leaves of Grass, 1855-1856 -- "My voice goes aftr what my eyes can't reach : pragmatic language and the making of a democratic mythology -- "What is less or more than a touch?": sensory experience and the democratic self -- "The simple, cmpact well-join'd scheme": Whitman's democratic cosmos -- "Not chaos or death ... it is form and union and plan": Laissez-faire and the problem of agency -- Part II Crises and Revisions: "Sea-drift," "Calamus," Drum-taps, and sequel to drum-taps, 1859-1867 -- "The most perfect pilot": the problem of desire and the struggle for poetric agency -- "To learn from the crises of anguish": tragedy, history and the meaning of democratic mourning -- Part III Prophet of democracy: democratic vistas, 1871-- "the divine literature comes": religion and poetry in the cultication of democratic selfhood -- conclusion: toward an organic democracy
Control code
49386053
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780877458227
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002021137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The pragmatic Whitman : reimagining American democracy, Stephen John Mack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [175]-178) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I The metaphysics of democracy: Leaves of Grass, 1855-1856 -- "My voice goes aftr what my eyes can't reach : pragmatic language and the making of a democratic mythology -- "What is less or more than a touch?": sensory experience and the democratic self -- "The simple, cmpact well-join'd scheme": Whitman's democratic cosmos -- "Not chaos or death ... it is form and union and plan": Laissez-faire and the problem of agency -- Part II Crises and Revisions: "Sea-drift," "Calamus," Drum-taps, and sequel to drum-taps, 1859-1867 -- "The most perfect pilot": the problem of desire and the struggle for poetric agency -- "To learn from the crises of anguish": tragedy, history and the meaning of democratic mourning -- Part III Prophet of democracy: democratic vistas, 1871-- "the divine literature comes": religion and poetry in the cultication of democratic selfhood -- conclusion: toward an organic democracy
Control code
49386053
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxii, 182 pages
Isbn
9780877458227
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002021137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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