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Walt Whitman's mystical ethics of comradeship : homosexuality and the marginality of friendship at the crossroads of modernity

Author
Herrero-Brasas, Juan A.
Title
Walt Whitman's mystical ethics of comradeship : homosexuality and the marginality of friendship at the crossroads of modernity / Juan A. Herrero Brasas.
Format
Book
Published
Albany : State University of New York Press, c2010.
Description
viii, 206 p. ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
  • Introduction
  • Literature as religion : Whitman's messianic enterprise
  • The building of a reputation
  • Theosophy, the occult, and Whitman's apparitions
  • The character of Whitman's religion
  • The creed
  • The mystic hypothesis
  • The strong hypothesis
  • The weak hypothesis
  • The denial of the hypothesis
  • A gospel of beauty
  • The classical roots of aestheticism
  • Whitman and the platonic tradition
  • From phrenology to aesthetic morality
  • Whitman's treatment of the ugly : the "kosmic" vision
  • Whitman and Nietzsche
  • Whitman and Oscar Wilde
  • The love of comrades
  • A messianic mission
  • The nature of comradeship
  • Eduard Bertz : comradeship as veiled homosexuality
  • Mystical interpretations of comradeship
  • Ethical aspects of comradeship
  • Religious aspects of comradeship
  • Social and political aspects of comradeship
  • Whitman's comradeship and Symonds's concept of Greek love
  • Whitman, the moral reformer
  • Poetry and ethics : Whitman's moral concern
  • The character of Whitman's new morality
  • An analysis of Whitman's morality : Briggs's theory
  • Whitman's attitude to war
  • Robert K. Martin's theory : "fucked by the earth"
  • David Keubrich's theory : post-Christian millennialism
  • Reynolds's theory : "immoral didacticism"
  • A probable synthesis : nature, science, and evolutionary theory
  • An afterthought : Traubel, homosexuality, and the Whitman myth
  • A queer (theory) postscript
  • A queer (theory) twist : no new species
  • Whitman's disappointment and the new sexual economy
  • Queer (theory) confusion and its uses.
Subject headings
Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892--Relations with men. Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892--Friends and associates. Whitman, Walt, 1819-1892--Ethics.
Kinsey subjects
Literature--United States--19th century. Homosexuality--United States. Biographies of homosexuals--Male.
ISBN
9781438430119 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1438430116 (hardcover : alk. paper)

Holdings

Library
Blmgtn - Kinsey Institute Library (by appointment only)
Call Number
X9725260
Location
Auxiliary Library Facility - Kinsey Institute