Gary Schmidgall

Peer Reviewed



Examines Mann's 1922 speech "On the German Republic," in which Mann uses Whitman's Calamus poems to evoke Eros as "the figurehead of his democratic republic"; investigates why the key passage about Whitman's "manly love of comrades" is missing in Helen Tracy Lowe-Porter's English translation of the speech; reprints the missing passage in the original German and an English translation; and gives an overview of "the history of Leaves of Grass in German-speaking countries" and "Mann's encounter with Hans Reisiger's Whitman translations."


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