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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

PQ on Walt Whitman's influence on James Joyce

Walt Whitman in 1862  (public domain photo by Matthew Brady).

 A new post from Peter Quadrino for those of you who are interested in James Joyce.

"Lately, I've been interested in Walt Whitman (1819-1892) and what impact he had on James Joyce (1882-1941), and this influence seems more significant than most commentators have tended to note."

More here. 

I don't remember RAW talking about Whitman, but I'm sure RAW read him, Whitman was such a major and influential American poet. 

1 comment:

Eric Wagner said...

Wilson told me he considered Whitman, Pound, and Ginsberg the only American poets who really interested him.