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Unformatted text preview: 9. Land of the radiant future (americasecond section) 10. Capitalism gone wild: a response to Walt Whitmans Leaves of Grass (americafirst section) 11. Or rather, a response to the Walt Whitman in Allen Ginsbergs A Supermarket in California, where everything in America becomes a commodity to be sold for a particular price, and nature scenes give way to neon supermarkets and cars. Whitman is lonely in Ginsbergs poem. 12. America is where you buy a past (buying past). 13. Elsie, and William Carlos Williamss poem To Elsie or The pure products of America go crazy 14. America as a union where parts rebel against the whole. The Patchwork Girl falls to pieces here, leaving parts of herself in a supermarket, in Walmart, etc. 15. But is this necessarily a bad thing? See diaspora and what shape....
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This note was uploaded on 06/14/2011 for the course ENG 285 taught by Professor Vanderborg during the Spring '11 term at South Carolina.
- Spring '11