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Whitman & Women

Sherry Ceniza’s short article “Women as a Theme in Whitman’s Writing,” discusses the range of feminist criticism of Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. Ceniza cites both Whitman’s own work (his prose in addition to his poetry) and that of the female readers who both supported and argued against his portrayl of women. Not surprisingly, Ceniza focuses […] […]

Whitman and the West

As I prepare for a trip West, I’m curious about Whitman’s views of this region. Here are his no-so-favorable impressions of Kansas women. Walt Whitman (1819-1892).  Prose Works. 1892. I. Specimen Days 199. The Women of the West Kansas City.-I AM not so well satisfied with what I see of the women of the prairie cities. I am […] […]