Epics of the Americas

Whitman's Leave of Grass and Neruda's Canto General
by William Allegrezza (Author)
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Whitman wanted to bolster the American democratic spirit by creating a democratic literature through his Leaves of Grass, he also wanted to create something epic, so he crafted a new form, the lyric-epic. Pablo Neruda wrote Canto general as a foundational text for communism in Latin America. In both books, these poets want to politicize the reader, Whitman for democracy and Neruda for communism, both of which have become foundational poets for their countries over time.

Publication date
November 20, 2018
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Page count
206
ISBN
9788491342021
Paper ISBN
9788491340942
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