Abstract

This essay considers Gordon Lish's invocation of Walt Whitman in his novel Dear Mr. Capote. The novel illustrates, I argue, a profound evolution in the representation of literary self-celebration in American literature and suggests how contemporary efforts to celebrate oneself have reversed the optimistic potential assigned to them by Whitman.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1925-5683
Print ISSN
0027-1276
Pages
pp. 151-167
Launched on MUSE
2013-03-11
Open Access
No
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