Loving finds in the lives and works of the two writers a symbiosis
of spirit that transcends the question of literary influence.
Tracing the parallel careers of Emerson and Whitman, the author
shows how each served his literary apprenticeship, moved beyond his
vocation, prospered, and, finally, declined in his literary
achievements. In both cases, Loving follows his subject from vision
to wisdom and, along the way, examines the aspects of the
relationship that have aroused controversy.
Originally published in 1982.
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