New PDF release: Collage of Myself: Walt Whitman and the Making of Leaves of

By Matt Miller

ISBN-10: 0803225342

ISBN-13: 9780803225343

Collage of Myself offers a groundbreaking account of the inventive tale in the back of America’s so much celebrated choice of poems. within the first book-length examine of Walt Whitman’s journals and manuscripts, Matt Miller demonstrates that till nearly 1854 (only a unmarried 12 months sooner than the 1st booklet of Leaves of Grass), Whitman—who as soon as speculated that Leaves will be a unique or a play—was unaware that his objectives could imagine the shape of poetry at all.
Collage of Myself information Whitman’s discovery of a extraordinary new inventive technique that allowed him to remodel a various array of texts into poems corresponding to “Song of Myself” and “The Sleepers.” Whitman embraced an paintings of fragments that inspired him to “cut and paste” his traces into ever-evolving kinds in response to what he referred to as “spinal ideas.” This method of language, Miller argues, represents the 1st significant use within the Western arts of the approach later referred to as college, an commentary with major ramifications for our reception of next artists and writers. lengthy earlier than the modernists, Whitman built-in discovered textual content and ready-made language right into a progressive formula of inventive construction that anticipates a lot of what's interesting approximately smooth and postmodern art.
Using the Walt Whitman Archive’s number of electronic photographs to review what have been formerly scattered and inaccessible manuscript pages, Miller offers a leap forward in our figuring out of this nice American literary icon.

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