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By John E. Seery

The works of Walt Whitman were defined as masculine, female, postcolonial, homoerotic, city, natural, particular, and democratic, but arguments in regards to the quantity to which Whitman may well or will be thought of a political poet have not begun to be totally faced. a few students omit Whitman's realizing of democracy, insisting on isolating his own works from his political works.

A Political better half to Walt Whitman is the 1st full-length exploration of Whitman's works throughout the lens of political thought. Editor John E. Seery and a set of well known theorists and philosophers discover the political understanding of Whitman's poetry and prose, interpreting his religion within the capability of people, his demand a revolution in literature and political tradition, and his trust within the probability of mixing heroic individualism with democratic justice. A Political better half to Walt Whitman reaches past literature into political thought, revealing the ideology in the back of Whitman's demand the emergence of yankee poets of democracy.

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