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Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity

Blake, David Haven. Walt Whitman and the Culture of American Celebrity. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2006.
history, literary criticism

This survey of Walt Whitman's career--in particular, the relationship between his poetry and the emerging culture of public celebrity in the nineteenth-century United States--contains an analysis of Whitman's unfinished poem about Pfaff's, "The Two Vaults," in which Blake interprets the images of the poem in the light of Ameican celebrity culture.

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Whitman, Walt [pages:61-63]

Whitman is mentioned throughout the book, with his time at Pfaff's treated specifically in a section of chapter two.