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The Resource Collage of myself : Walt Whitman and the making of Leaves of grass, Matt Miller, (electronic resource)

Collage of myself : Walt Whitman and the making of Leaves of grass, Matt Miller, (electronic resource)

Label
Collage of myself : Walt Whitman and the making of Leaves of grass
Title
Collage of myself
Title remainder
Walt Whitman and the making of Leaves of grass
Statement of responsibility
Matt Miller
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Collage of Myself presents a groundbreaking account of the creative story behind America's most celebrated collection of poems. In the first book length study of Walt Whitman's journals and manuscripts, Matt Miller demonstrates that until approximately 1854 (only a single year before the first publication of Leaves of Grass), Whitman---who once speculated that Leaves would be a novel or a play---was unaware that his ambitions would assume the form of poetry at all. Collage of Myself details Whitman's discovery of a remarkable new creative process that allowed him to transform a diverse array of texts into poems such as "Song of Myself" and "The Sleepers." Whitman embraced an art of fragments that encouraged him to "cut and paste" his lines into ever evolving forms based on what he called "spinal ideas." This approach to language, Miller argues, represents the first major use in the Western arts of the technique later know as collage, an observation with significant ramifications for our reception of subsequent artists and writers. Long before the modernists, Whitman integrated found text and ready made language into a revolutionary formulation of artistic production that anticipates much of what is exciting about modern and postmodern art. Using the Walt Whitman Archive's collection of digital images to study what were previously scattered and inaccessible manuscript pages, Miller provides a breakthrough in our understanding of the great American literary icon
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Matt
Dewey number
811/.3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Collage
Label
Collage of myself : Walt Whitman and the making of Leaves of grass, Matt Miller, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
How Whitman used his early notebooks -- Packing and unpacking the first Leaves of grass -- Kosmos poets and spinal ideas -- Poems of materials -- Whitman after collage/collage after Whitman
Control code
ocn759854072
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 295 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803234420
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786613063977
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759854072
Label
Collage of myself : Walt Whitman and the making of Leaves of grass, Matt Miller, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
How Whitman used his early notebooks -- Packing and unpacking the first Leaves of grass -- Kosmos poets and spinal ideas -- Poems of materials -- Whitman after collage/collage after Whitman
Control code
ocn759854072
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 295 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803234420
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Other control number
9786613063977
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)759854072

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