yeah. nobody is perfect, but whitman is amazing. i used to carry with me a fat paperback of leaves of grass in my traveling days. that was waaay before kindles and ipads so one had to choose correctly or get stuck. whitman was infinite.jennypenny wrote: ↑Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:51 pmSame with Whitman. I connect with him more than any other writer. He was criticized for kissing up to Emerson and being a bit of a huckster, but I find his writing much more evocative than Emerson's. If Emerson's writing was the soul of the transcendentalist movement, Whitman's was its flesh.
i got to emerson actually from nietzsche, who worshipped him. i still reread self-reliance every now and then.
ps- i didn’t know you were a liverpool fan hahaha!
(im a klopp fan, so, superhappy for this.)