A Race of Singers

A Race of Singers

When Walt Whitman published Leaves of Grass in 1855, he dreamed of inspiring a "race of singers" who would celebrate the working class and realize the promise of American democracy. By examining how singers such as Woody Guthrie, Bob Dylan, and Bruce Springsteen both embraced and reconfigured Whitman's vision, Bryan Garman shows that Whitman succeeded. In doing so, Garman celebrates the triumphs yet also exposes the limitations of Whitman's legacy.

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Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press (July 25, 2018)

Collection: Cultural Studies of the United States

Page count: 352 pages

Language: English


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