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Unformatted text preview: only recognize him as a forebear of whom I ought to be proud. As for Whitman, I read him (in many parts) with acute pain, but when I write of certain things I find myself using his rhythms. Mentally I am a Whitman who has learned to wear a collar and a dress shirt (although at times inimical to both) . ... And, to be frank, Whitman is to my fatherland . .. what Dante is to Italy . .. -Pound, on Whitman...
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This note was uploaded on 04/12/2011 for the course WRT 150 taught by Professor Laidlaw during the Fall '07 term at Grand Valley State University.
- Fall '07