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A hermeneutic key to the title Leaves of grass
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Literature and History of Ideas.
2004 (English)In: In search of the absolute: essays on Swedenborg and literature / [ed] Stephen McNeilly, London: Swedenborg Society , 2004, 45-59 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Examines the Swedenborg-Emerson-Whitman connection and especially the more direct Swedenborg-Whitman relation, tracking Whitman's comments on Swedenborg and suggesting that Whitman's title Leaves of Grass may have come from the comprehensive English dictionaries of Correspondences compiled from Swedenborg's writings by George Nicholson in 1800, a revised edition of which was published in Boston in 1841 and listed "grass" as signifying "what is alive in man," and listed "leaves" as "truths," suggesting that Whitman's title may mean "Truths of What is Alive in Man".

 

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London: Swedenborg Society , 2004. 45-59 p.
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Journal of the Swedenborg Society, 3
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Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-49169ISBN: 0-85448-141-9 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-49169DiVA: diva2:376583
Available from: 2010-12-11 Created: 2010-12-11 Last updated: 2013-08-27Bibliographically approved

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