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An American Primer (Classic Reprint)

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  • Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
  • Media:Paperback
  • Pages:60
  • Shipping Weight (lbs):0.3
  • Dimensions (in):9 x 6 x 0.1
  • Publication Date:August 18, 2012
  • ISBN:1440058369
  • EAN:9781440058363
  • ASIN:1440058369
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Synopsis
The American Primer is a challenge rather than a finished fight. We find Whitman on this occasion rather laying his plans than undertaking to perfect them. It would be unfair to take such a mass of more or less disjointed notes and pass them under severe review. Whitman never intended them for publication. He should not be criticised, as he has been by certain American editors, for an act for which he is in no way responsible. The Primer is not a dogma. It is an interrogation. Even as a dogma something might be said for it. As a question it intimates its own answer. One of Whitmans remarks about it was this: It does not suggest the invention but descjibes the growth of an American English enjoying a distinct identity, Whitman would every now and then get on his financial uppers. Then he would say: guess I will be driven to the lecture field in spite of myself The Primer was one of his projected lecture themes. The lecture idea had possessed him most convincingly in the period that antedated our personal acquaintance.
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