Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity

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Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity
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What is the relationship between poetry and fame? What happens to a reader's experience when a poem invokes its author's popularity? Is there a meaningful connection between poetry and advertising, between the rhetoric of lyric and the rhetoric of hype? One of the first full-scale treatments of celebrity in nineteenth-century America, this book examines Walt Whitman's lifelong interest in fame and publicity.
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9780300217131
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Paperback
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May 29, 2015