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Day 7: Bartleby the Scrivener and Song of Myself


Day 7: Bartleby the Scrivener and Song of Myself E 316P

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Bartleby the Scrivener, Song of Myself, and Walt Whitman.
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Date Created: 09/20/14
Day 7 Bartleby the Scrivener and Song of Myself o Test ID the passage and analyze it don39t give a plot summary make about THREE points about everything supposedly not dif cult there will be a Whitman line reading take notes on all the lines that she goes through c Three Way to look at Bartleby o the ipside of Emersonian optimism buoyant noholdsbarred con dence Melville hated his job that was Melville39s own fucking fault o Melville sees himself in Bartleby he doesn39t want to copy another man39s work 0 the workplace creates neurosis it breeds contempt and discontent it39s dysfunctional quotthis is supposed to be a very inspiring story about finding the work you want to doquot Emerson would agree that the workplace is a source of problems 0 quotAh Bartleby Ah humanityquot well this sums it up 0 he used to work for the dead letter office 0 first fiction that we39ve read o why is it so hard to be a writer 0 readership is declining readership of literature in particular is declining o capitalism is all about money o poetry 0 collection by one writer 0 anthology by multiple writers 0 Song of Myself 0 in Leaves of Grass one of the most famous poetry collections in the world Bill Clinton gave Leaves of Grass to Hilary Clinton and then to Monica OOOO Lewinski the greatest single book of poetry in literary history 0 Whitman bom to Quaker parents of little education had only a few years of formal education hated school voracious reader selfeducated misunderstood by his early teachers seemed destined to be something like a scrivener worked as an office boy in a printing office worked as a schoolteacher worked at a newspaper leamed to be economical in his writing launched his writing career in NYC held radically liberal political views controversial Whitman was the Bard of Democracy friend of Emerson he used the metaphor of singing a lot a man of the people homosexual celebrates the self of Whitman but tells us over and over that all of us are one Leaves of Grass leaves of a book this is why it39s not grass


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