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Walt Whitman: a Gay Life

by Schmidgall, Gary

  • ISBN: 9780452279209
  • ISBN10: 0452279208

Walt Whitman: a Gay Life

by Schmidgall, Gary

  • List Price: $14.95
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Plume Books
  • Publish date: 09/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780452279209
  • ISBN10: 0452279208
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Description: Though Walt Whitman's poetry is known for its unabashed physicality and sexual energy, few biographers have directly confronted the impact of Whitman's sexuality and his cherished fraternal relationships on his art. Gary Schmidgall's fresh, insightful readings and innovative biographical technique illuminate the vital connection between Whitman's life as a homosexual and his legacy as a landmark literary artist.

Through careful examination of contemporary sources and Whitman's own writing, including his letters and personal journals, Schmidgall explores Whitman as artist, lover, and friend. What emerges is a fascinating portrait of a man of deeply sexual nature, ardently pursuing the objects of his desire in erotic encounters and love affairs that fueled his creative energy and inspired his seminal literary achievements. Candid, unapologetic, and deeply revealing, "Walt Whitman: A Gay Life" enriches our understanding of the father of American poetry.

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