Academic journal article Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography

Academic journal article Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

Walt Whitman: A Current Bibliography

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Aji, Hélène. "Modernité et tradition: William Carlos Williams et Ezra Pound face à Whitman" ["Modernity and Tradition: William Carlos Williams and Ezra Pound Confronting Whitman"]. Europe: revue littéraire mensuelle no. 990 (2011), 61-71. [Argues that Williams's and Pound's confrontation with American and European tradition continued the American literary tradition of rejection and reinvention begun by Whitman; analyzes poetr y and prose by Pound and Williams, demonstrating that "neither Pound nor Williams are 'imitators' or 'followers' of Whitman, but are undeniably and ineluctably his readers and his writers . . . who witness . . . the unified action which ties together tradition and invention, reading and writing"; in French.]

Auxeméry, Jean-Paul. "Walt Whitman, démocrate et lettré." ["Walt Whit- man, Democrat and Man of Letters"]. Po&sie no. 135 (2011), 6-11. [States that "The song is a thing" and elaborates upon this notion by examining Whitman's transformation of verse and its influence on "modernist" and "objectivist" poetics; claims that in Democratic Vistas the realization of a democratic ideal is still "to come" in the "New World" because the ideal is "an idea latent in things," for which the modern poet would be the voice; in French.]

Baker, David. "Song of Sanity." Virginia Quarterly Review 88 (Spring 2012), 7-12. [Discusses Whitman as a "poet of death," arguing that "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" is his "greatest poem," one that "finds him desolate, solitary, at a complete loss for words, which is death for him"; goes on to examine sight, touch, and sanity in this and other Whitman poems, concluding that "W hitman learned that touch may bring erotic delight and power, but it also brings damage, loss, and pain."]

Bellot, Marc. "Le passage vers l'Inde" ["Passage to India"]. Europe: revue littéraire mensuelle no. 990 (2011), 72-86. [Argues that Whitman was more influenced by the mythology and mysticism of India than by the German Idealism of Fichte, Schelling, and Hegel, or the Transcendentalism of Em- erson and Thoreau, and that this is demonstrated by the poems in which the dialectical fusion of the "Me" and the "Not-me" is transcended by the Vedic identification of the self with the materiality of the world; also claims that Whitman's knowledge of Indian myth and mysticism is evinced by newspaper clippings from the 1840s, which he kept among his notes, as well as the availability of volumes on the subject in the New York City libraries frequented by the poet; in French.]

Bohan, Ruth L. "Robert Henri, Walt Whitman, and the American Artist." Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 29 (Spring 2012), 131-151. [Examines Whit- man's influence on the American artist Robert Henri (1865-1929), tracing the ways Henri's understanding of Whitman allowed him "to persuasively restructure the pedagogical experiences of large numbers of American artists in the early decades of the twentieth century" (including Edward Hopper, John Sloan, Isabel Bishop, Florine Stettheimer, Stuart Davis, and Joseph Stella, who all "commenced their artistic careers under Henri's tutelage"), as he framed "the goals of the twentieth-century American artist through the lens of Whitman's verse," shifting "the artistic discourse decisively away from the emphasis on correct drawing, controlled surface effects, and historical subject matter valued by the Academy."]

Capener, Steven D. "The Korean Adam: Yi Hyoseok and Walt Whitman." Walt Whitman Quarterly Review 29 (Spring 2012), 152-158. [Traces Whit- man's influence on Korean writer Yi Hyoseok (1907-1942) and summarizes Yi's knowledge of Whitman and his work from his high school years on through his writing of his 1942 short story, "Pulib" ["Leaves of Grass"], in which the main characters read Whitman's poetry and re-enact the re- demptive message of "To a Common Prostitute"; concludes that "Yi echoes Whitman's transcendental appeal to a common humanity."]

Connery, Thomas B. …

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