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Leaves of Grass

Beach, Juliette H. [Calvin Beach]. "Leaves of Grass." Saturday Press. 12 Jun. 1860: 2.

In this review, the author pans Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman. The reviewer is disgusted by the portrayal of human sexuality, saying that is treated as the procreation of beasts. The author may allow that Walt Whitman has some talent as a writer, but not enough good to go to Heaven on Judgment Day and not enough soul to go to Hell. The reviewer recommends that Whitman do a favor to society and seek company with some bloated carrion in an isolated cove.

While this review is signed Juliette Beach, it was in fact written by her husband, Calvin.

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