Democratic Vistas: The Original Edition in Facsimile

Democratic Vistas: The Original Edition in Facsimile

Walt Whitman Ed Folsom / May 29, 2020

Democratic Vistas The Original Edition in Facsimile Written in the aftermath of the American Civil War during the ferment of national Reconstruction Walt Whitman s Democratic Vistas remains one of the most penetrating analyses of democracy ever writte

  • Title: Democratic Vistas: The Original Edition in Facsimile
  • Author: Walt Whitman Ed Folsom
  • ISBN: 9781587298707
  • Page: 152
  • Format: Paperback
  • Written in the aftermath of the American Civil War during the ferment of national Reconstruction, Walt Whitman s Democratic Vistas remains one of the most penetrating analyses of democracy ever written Diagnosing democracy s failures as well as laying out its vast possibilities, Whitman offers an unflinching assessment of the ongoing social experiment known as the UnitedWritten in the aftermath of the American Civil War during the ferment of national Reconstruction, Walt Whitman s Democratic Vistas remains one of the most penetrating analyses of democracy ever written Diagnosing democracy s failures as well as laying out its vast possibilities, Whitman offers an unflinching assessment of the ongoing social experiment known as the United States Now available for the first time in a facsimile of the original 1870 1871 edition, with an introduction and annotations by noted Whitman scholar Ed Folsom that illuminate the essay s historical and cultural contexts, this searing analysis of American culture offers readers today the opportunity to argue with Whitman over the nature of democracy and the future of the nation.Living in Washington, D.C where Congress granted male African Americans the right to vote nearly five years before the fifteenth amendment extended that right across the nation, and working for the office charged with enforcing the new civil rights amendments to the Constitution, Whitman was at the volatile center of his nation s massive attempt to reconstruct and redefine itself after the tumultuous years of civil war In the enduring cultural document that Democratic Vistas has become, the great poet of democracy analyzes the role that literature plays in the development of a culture, the inevitable tensions between the democratic individual and the democratic nationality, and the corrosive effects of materialism on the democratic spiritHis own conflicting racial biases notwithstanding, Whitman in Democratic Vistas offers his most eloquent and extended articulation of the beckoning American democratic future At a time when the nation has elected a president whom Whitman could never have imagined, his controversial and provocative book is a timely reminder of those occasions when we experience the expansion of America s democratic dream.

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        Walter Whitman was an American poet, essayist, journalist, and humanist He was a part of the transition between Transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse.Born on Long Island, Whitman worked as a journalist, a teacher, a government clerk, and a volunteer nurse during the American Civil War in addition to publishing his poetry Early in his career, he also produced a temperance novel, Franklin Evans 1842.After working as clerk, teacher, journalist and laborer, Whitman wrote his masterpiece, Leaves of Grass, pioneering free verse poetry in a humanistic celebration of humanity, in 1855 Emerson, whom Whitman revered, said of Leaves of Grass that it held incomparable things incomparably said During the Civil War, Whitman worked as an army nurse, later writing Drum Taps 1865 and Memoranda During the War 1867 His health compromised by the experience, he was given work at the Treasury Department in Washington, D.C After a stroke in 1873, which left him partially paralyzed, Whitman lived his next 20 years with his brother, writing mainly prose, such as Democratic Vistas 1870 Leaves of Grass was published in nine editions, with Whitman elaborating on it in each successive edition In 1881, the book had the compliment of being banned by the commonwealth of Massachusetts on charges of immorality A good friend of Robert Ingersoll, Whitman was at most a Deist who scorned religion D 1892.More whitmanarchive philosopedia indexp Walpoets poetp prmPID 126poetryfoundation bio wenpedia wiki Walt_Whipoemhunter walt whitman


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    1. Democratic Vistas is a long essay written by Walt Whitman shortly after the end of the Civil War. In this essay, Whitman argues that the United States has never been able to embrace the democratic spirit. Yet he doesn't believe that the United States will engender democracy through policy changes (like suffrage, Reconstruction, campaigns for civil rights), but through producing a democratic literature. In his essay, he charges the "literatus,"a priestly class [of writers] that can speak to commo [...]



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