Walt Whitman's Mystical Ethics of Comradeship: Homosexuality and the Marginality of Friendship at the Crossroads of Modernity

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SUNY Press, 24 mrt. 2010 - 216 pagina's
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A giant of American letters, Walt Whitman is known both as a poet and, to a lesser extent, as a prophet of gay liberation. This revealing book recovers for today’s reader a lost Whitman, delving into the original context and intentions of his poetry and prose. As Juan A. Herrero Brasas shows, Whitman saw himself as a founder of a new religion. Indeed, disciples gathered around him: the “hot little prophets” as they came to be called by early biographers.

  

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Inhoudsopgave

Introduction
1
Whitmans Messianic Enterprise
7
2 The Mystic Hypothesis
33
3 A Gospel of Beauty
57
4 The Love of Comrades
83
5 Whitman the Moral Reformer
117
Conclusion
143
A Queer Theory Postscript
155
No N ew Spe c ie s
156
Whitmans Di sappointment and the N ew Sexual Economy
157
Que e r Theory C onfusion and I t s U se s
159
Abbreviations and Special References
161
Notes
163
Selected Bibliography
189
Index
199
Copyright

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Over de auteur (2010)

Juan A. Herrero Brasas teaches ethics and religious studies at California State University, Northridge. He is the author of several books in Spanish, including Primera plana: La construcción de una cultura queer en España (Front Page: The Construction of a Queer Culture in Spain).

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