Collage of Myself: Walt Whitman and the Making of Leaves of Grass

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Index
Page numbers in italics refer to illustrations
aesthetic experience of art: rejected by Duchamp, 225–26; Whitman’s theory of, 43, 45–46, 230, 239–42
amativeness and heterosexual attraction, 84
American nationalist aesthetics: and 1855 cover design, 188–89; in early conception of “Broad-Axe Poem,” 193–94; and eliminating foreign poetical devices, 41–42, 43, 45–46; and inclusivity, 135; need for, 89–90; and pride as healthy self-love, 157; theory of, 240–42; and words as materials, 232. See also democracy
An American Primer, 159
anaphora, Whitman’s use of, 20–21, 45, 150
architectural model for poetry, 165, 240, 272n33
arrangement and rearrangement of language in writing process, 81, 120
art as process between artist and audience, 223–24. See also readers
art of ideas. See conceptual art
As a Strong Bird on Pinions Free, preface to, 37–38
Ashbery, John, 34, 122, 266n17
“As I Ebb’d with the Ocean of Life,” 88, 129
audience. See readers
Barthelme, Donald, 219
Beat poets, influence of Whitman on, 121–22
Bible: allusions to in breath metaphor, 149; creation of American, 163, 265n7; as influence on Whitman’s line, 25
The Birds of Long Island (Giraud) as source, 26, 82
“Blood Money,” 7
“The bodies of men and women.” See “I Sing the Body Electric”
body parts, lists of, 79, 80, 81, 85, 228–29
book as material object, 190–92, 242, 267n29
book-making process: of 1855

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xi
  • Introduction xiii
  • Abbreviations xix
  • 1 - How Whitman Used His Early Notebooks 1
  • 2 - Packing and Unpacking the First Leaves of Grass 48
  • 3 - Kosmos Poets and Spinal Ideas 104
  • 4 - Poems of Materials 161
  • 5 - Whitman after Collage / Collage after Whitman 215
  • Notes 251
  • Bibliography 275
  • Index 283
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