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Walt Whitman's Songs of Male Intimacy and Love: Live Oak, with Moss and "Calamus"

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In his 1859 OC Live Oak, with Moss, OCO Walt WhitmanOCOs unpublished sheaf of twelve poems on manly passion, the poet dreams of a city where men who love men can live and love openly. The revised OC Live Oak, with MossOCO poems became OC Calamus, OCO WhitmanOCOs cluster of poems on OC adhesiveOCO and manly love, comradeship, and democracy, in "Leaves of Grass." ...more
Hardcover, 186 pages
Published June 30th 2014 by University of Iowa Press (first published April 1st 2011)
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This particular volume is a well-formatted and distinctive volume paying tribute to the often ignored "Live Oak, with Moss" sequence, followed by the progression of "Calamus" and some of the most insightful and original commentary on Whitman I've come across. Erkkila examines and contradicts many of the dominant modes of reading Whitman, suggesting that "Live Oak, with Moss" is not about one but a selection of different lovers, and that what is often read about Whitman's post-war poetry as ...more
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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
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