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The Resource Walt Whitman and the culture of American celebrity, David Haven Blake

Walt Whitman and the culture of American celebrity, David Haven Blake

Label
Walt Whitman and the culture of American celebrity
Title
Walt Whitman and the culture of American celebrity
Statement of responsibility
David Haven Blake
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"David Haven Blake situates Walt Whitman in an expanse of nineteenth-century American popular culture that stretches from patent medicines to presidential politics, revealing the poet's complicated, often inconsistent views on poetry, commerce, and celebrity. Like his contemporary P.T. Barnum, Walt Whitman understood that, in the emergent culture of celebrity, fame was less a fact than a performance. He drew on the rhetoric of advertising not just to promote his poetry but to expand its vocabulary, construct its audience, and tutor his readers in the proper reception of his work. The mark of the truly democratic poet, Whitman felt, was the crowd that had gathered around him." "Making use of notebooks, photographs, and archival sources, Blake provides a groundbreaking history of the rise of celebrity culture in the United States."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Blake, David Haven
Dewey number
  • 811/.3
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Whitman, Walt
  • Poets, American
  • Publicity
  • Fame
  • Popular culture
  • Fame
  • Poets, American
  • Popular culture
  • Publicity
  • United States
  • Reputatie
  • Ruhm
  • Massenkultur
  • USA
  • Amerikanska poeter
  • Berömmelse
  • Populärkultur
Label
Walt Whitman and the culture of American celebrity, David Haven Blake
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frontispiece -- Celebrity -- Personality -- Publicity -- Intimacies -- Campaigns
Control code
ocm65197836
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 251 pages
Isbn
9780300110173
Lccn
2006009075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780300110173
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)65197836
Label
Walt Whitman and the culture of American celebrity, David Haven Blake
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-240) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Frontispiece -- Celebrity -- Personality -- Publicity -- Intimacies -- Campaigns
Control code
ocm65197836
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 251 pages
Isbn
9780300110173
Lccn
2006009075
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9780300110173
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)65197836

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