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Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity$
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David Blake

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780300110173

Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013

DOI: 10.12987/yale/9780300110173.001.0001

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Introduction: Frontispiece

Introduction: Frontispiece

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(p.1) Introduction: Frontispiece
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Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity
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David Haven Blake

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Yale University Press
DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300110173.003.0001

This introductory chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about Walt Whitman and the culture of American celebrity. This volume explores how Whitman who was better known for political journalism than verse immersed himself in the culture of celebrity and highlights Whitman's penchant for self-advertisement. It highlights the role of the novel Leaves of Grass in seamlessly meshing language of poetry and publicity and discusses Whitman's view that the story of celebrity would be the story of democracy.

Keywords:   Walt Whitman, American celebrity, culture of celebrity, self-advertisement, Leaves of Grass, poetry, publicity, democracy

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