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The Resource Cultural authority in the age of Whitman : a transatlantic perspective, Günter Leypoldt

Cultural authority in the age of Whitman : a transatlantic perspective, Günter Leypoldt

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Cultural authority in the age of Whitman : a transatlantic perspective
Title
Cultural authority in the age of Whitman
Title remainder
a transatlantic perspective
Statement of responsibility
Günter Leypoldt
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Language
eng
Summary
"Cultural Authority in the Age of Whitman puts narratives of cultural legitimation in nineteenth-century US literature in a transatlantic context. Exploring how literary professionalism shapes romantic and modern cultural space, GA1/4nter Leypoldt traces the nineteenth-century fusion of poetic radicalism with cultural nationalism from its beginnings in early romanticism to the poetry and poetics of Walt Whitman and Whitman's modernist reinvention as an icon of a native avant-garde. Whitman made cultural nationalism compatible with the rhetorical needs of professional authorship by trying to hold national authenticity and literary authority in a single poetic vision. Yet the notion that his 'language experiment' transformed essential democratic experience into a genuine American aesthetics also owes much to Whitman's retrospective canonization. What Leypoldt calls Whitmanian authority is thus a transatlantic and transhistorical discursive construct that can be approached from four angles. This book begins with an overview of transatlantic contexts such as the nineteenth-century literary field (Bourdieu) and the romantic turn to expressivism (Taylor). A detailed analysis follows on the development of Whitman's positions from the intellectual habitus and cultural criticism of Ralph Waldo Emerson. A third section on Whitmanian authority is located within three conceptual fields that function as contact zones for European and American theories of culture: romantic notions of national style as a kind of music; place-centered concepts of national aesthetics; and traditional ideas about the aesthetic effects of democratic institutions. A final section on Whitman's reinvention between the 1870s and the 1940s discusses how the heterogeneous nineteenth-century perceptions of Whitman's work were streamlined into a modernist version of Whitman's nationalist program"--Publisher description
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Leypoldt, Günter
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Edinburgh studies in transatlantic literatures
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  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • Nationalbewusstsein
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Cultural authority in the age of Whitman : a transatlantic perspective, Günter Leypoldt
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Publication
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-288) and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Copyright; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION: WHITMAN AND THE 'LAWLESS MUSIC' OF AMERICAN CULTURE; TRANSNATIONAL CONTEXTS OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY US DISCOURCE; CHAPTER 1 THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY INTELLECTUAL FIELD; CHAPTER 2 US DISCOURSE AND THE EXPRESSIVIST TURN; REPRESENTATIVE AUTHORS; CHAPTER 3 THE POET AS ORPHIC SINGER: RALPH WALDO EMERSON; CHAPTER 4 WALT WHITMAN AND THE POETRY OF THE FUTURE; CONCEPTUAL FIELDS OF US CULTURE; CHAPTER 5 THE MUSIC OF AMERICA; Chapter 6 NATIONAL IDENTITY AND THE SMELL OF THE WOODS; Chapter 7 THE DEMOCRATIC MUSE
  • INVENTING WHITMANIAN AUTHORITYChapter 8 CONTEMPORARY RECEPTION; Chapter 9 WHITMAN AMONG THE MODERNS; EPILOG: AFTER THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
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ocn650244070
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1 online resource (x, 302 pages)
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online
Isbn
9780748635757
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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22573/cttk26m3
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not applicable
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Specific material designation
remote
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(OCoLC)650244070
Label
Cultural authority in the age of Whitman : a transatlantic perspective, Günter Leypoldt
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 261-288) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Cover; Copyright; CONTENTS; PREFACE; ACKNOWLEDGMENTS; INTRODUCTION: WHITMAN AND THE 'LAWLESS MUSIC' OF AMERICAN CULTURE; TRANSNATIONAL CONTEXTS OF NINETEENTH-CENTURY US DISCOURCE; CHAPTER 1 THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY INTELLECTUAL FIELD; CHAPTER 2 US DISCOURSE AND THE EXPRESSIVIST TURN; REPRESENTATIVE AUTHORS; CHAPTER 3 THE POET AS ORPHIC SINGER: RALPH WALDO EMERSON; CHAPTER 4 WALT WHITMAN AND THE POETRY OF THE FUTURE; CONCEPTUAL FIELDS OF US CULTURE; CHAPTER 5 THE MUSIC OF AMERICA; Chapter 6 NATIONAL IDENTITY AND THE SMELL OF THE WOODS; Chapter 7 THE DEMOCRATIC MUSE
  • INVENTING WHITMANIAN AUTHORITYChapter 8 CONTEMPORARY RECEPTION; Chapter 9 WHITMAN AMONG THE MODERNS; EPILOG: AFTER THE AMERICAN RENAISSANCE; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX
Control code
ocn650244070
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 302 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780748635757
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttk26m3
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)650244070

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