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An Amazon Book with Buzz: "Punch Me Up to the Gods" by Brian Broome
"One of the most electrifying, powerful, simply spectacular memoirs I—or you— have ever read." —Augusten Burroughs Learn more
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- ASIN : B074GRBGSY
- Publisher : American Renaissance Books (August 1, 2017)
- Publication date : August 1, 2017
- Language : English
- File size : 2728 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
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- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 162 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #60,577 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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that this collection was so extensive. I enjoyed it and didn't want to read it too fast like I usually
do, but it's just plain LONG. I was also somehow unaware that this is rated R even by today's
standards, but the sections in question are rather brief.
So love, romantic love, is a topic of these reflections. But it's just one. He looks at all the important
things. Philosophy. Religion. All of them. He writes to Jesus and understands him in his humanity,
even if he has a hard time with his followers. Death. Nature. War, specifically the Civil War. For Whitman,
God is everywhere, and perhaps there is a pantheist view that God is everything. The beauty of everything
in our world is shown in an amazing way.
Although Whitman is familiar with cultures all around the world, he keeps coming back to America
and shows our greatness. There's a patriotism and a pride in both the people and the land. The
newness of America shows the strengths of both the Old and the New world. A lot of the issues
that we face today were also the questions of America in the 19th century. Immigration. Different
cultures, black, Indian. Whitman loves and seems to know all the states, all the regions, but keeps
coming to Manhattan and Long Island. Since 2001 we've really reflected on the symbolism of
Manhattan, but it goes way back to the 1800s when Whitman was writing. One state cannot
dominate another because each state has its importance. This sense seems to be lost with the
attacks today on the electoral college and the Senate, for instance by Ezra Klein of Vox. My state
of New York and that of California could overwhelm smaller states like Vermont or, in population,
Wyoming. We are a union not just of individuals but of the states. Manhattan is great, but the
relationship between the city and the upstate wilderness of the Adirondacks is difficult, because
people here have to live their lives too and do something for a living, even if environmentalists
from the city don't like it. Just ask Shania Twain, who had to move.
Poets since then don't seem to do much rhyming, and Whitman apparently is responsible for that.
But he did what he did well, he knew he was good, and I found it pleasant to the ear. His famous
line "I contain multitudes" was used by Peggy Noonan about Newt Gingrich in 2011. He was the
first presidential candidate "about whom there is too much information", but certainly not the
Top reviews from other countries
Great book and funny anecdote