Whitman's Self by Paul Hourihan
Mysticism in the Life and Writings of Walt Whitman (Mysticism in Literature)

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Open the Heart of Self-Discovery through the Life and Amazing Works of Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman was known as the "Good Gray Poet" who paved the way for modern American poetry. The epithets "good" and "gray" make Whitman sound dull to the modern reader, yet Whitman was anything but dull.

In “Whitman's Self: Mysticism in the Life and Writings of Walt Whitman,” Paul Hourihan explores how Whitman's spiritual revelations and struggles informed his most significant works—especially his ground-breaking poem “Song of Myself.” This eBook is based on the Whitman section of "Mysticism in American Literature: Thoreau’s Quest and Whitman’s Self," with additional material added. It contains insightful and provocative interpretations of Whitman's writing that will intrigue those who know Walt Whitman well ... as well as those who are just getting introduced to him.

"At a time like this, Dr. Hourihan performs a valuable service by his courageous reaffirmation of what is of permanent value in the life and works of one of the most original minds in American literature."
- Dr. V. K. Chari, author of “Whitman in the Light of Vedantic Mysticism”
 

About Paul Hourihan

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Paul Hourihan, with a Ph.D. in English literature, and 25 years teaching and writing in the field of mystical studies, combines two of his lifelong interests, literature and mysticism, to give us an insightful and illuminating glimpse into two of Americażs own celebrated literary mystics. Hourihan was a serious student of the worldżs mystical traditions, particularly India's Vedanta philosophy. He was committed to the spiritual path and its lifestyle for over 45 years. By working closely with the author, her husband, on the editing and revising of his dozen manuscripts, Anna Hourihan eventually learned enough about the process to became his publisher and editor. She has dedicated her life to publishing and making known these valuable works of her late husband, who was her spiritual guide.
 
Published June 22, 2012 by Vedantic Shores Press. 69 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Religion & Spirituality.

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