Who has the best comparative literary analysis of Whitman Leaves Grass and King James Psalms?
May 23, 2009 9:46 AM Subscribe
Is there a comparative literature study of Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass
v. the Psalms in the King James translation of the Bible?
posted by bukvich to media & arts (1 answer total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I and google cannot find a good reference. My hazy memory recalls seeing this in several places but I can't recall where exactly. I fear I may have been eager to accept as fact from a popular authority who did not really know what they were talking about. I am an amateur literary critic, but I would appreciate a source with bona fides, like Northrup Frye or Kathleen Raine or Harold Bloom. If the answer to my question is that Joseph Campbell and his fellow traveling exaggerators made this factoid up out of thin air, that would also of course be a good answer to my question.