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Walt Whitman and the American reader

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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Criticism and interpretation -- History,
    • Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892 -- Appreciation -- United States,
    • Authors and readers -- United States -- History -- 19th century,
    • Books and reading -- United States -- History -- 19th century,
    • Reader-response criticism

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-259) and index.

      StatementEzra Greenspan.
      SeriesCambridge studies in American literature and culture
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3237.4.U6 G74 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 267 p. :
      Number of Pages267
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1850026M
      ISBN 100521384699
      LC Control Number90001474


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