Discusses the "complex, intelligent, skeptical playing out of affinities with and differences from Whitman's poetry" found in Louis Simpson's work, especially in At the End of the Open Road, where "Simpson follows Whitman's lead in exploring the texture and variety of individual lives, but . . . parts company with the mystical or sublime side of Whitman."
Copyright © 1984 Hank Lazer
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