Whitman possessed : poetry, sexuality, and popular authority /
This is a challenging theory of Whitman's poetics of possession and his understandings of individual and national identity. The author reads his works in relation to 19th-century theories of sexual desire, poetic inspiration and political representation.
Johns Hopkins University Press,
|Online Access:||Table of contents|
- Sexual hygiene: the natural gates and alleys of the body
- Ravishment and rapture
- Masses and muses
- Fictions of possession.