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Virginia Woolf and the World of Books$
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Nicola Wilson and Claire Battershill

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781942954569

Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: January 2020

DOI: 10.3828/liverpool/9781942954569.001.0001

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Virginia Woolf’s Appreciation for Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass: Book Making/Reading, Intimacy, Collectivity

Virginia Woolf’s Appreciation for Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass: Book Making/Reading, Intimacy, Collectivity

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(p.254) Virginia Woolf’s Appreciation for Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass: Book Making/Reading, Intimacy, Collectivity
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Virginia Woolf and the World of Books
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Joyce E. Kelley

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Liverpool University Press
DOI:10.3828/liverpool/9781942954569.003.0031

This chapter assesses the impact of Walt Whitman on Virginia Woolf. Kelley examines Woolf's admiration of Whitman's Leaves of Grass and argues that the two authors champion similar ideas concerning printing, reading and sense of collective identity.

Keywords:   Virginia Woolf, Walt Whitman, Leaves of Grass, Modernist literature, The Waves, Collective identity

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