The French Welfare State

The French Welfare State

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qNathanson addresses with renewed insight a problem that has vexed Whitman scholars at least since James E. Miller, Jr.'s A Critical Guide to Leaves of Grass turned Whitman into a respectable academic subject; that is, the unusual status of Whitman's poetic voice. . . . The overall result is the finest articulation of Whitman's project in existence.q a€”Donald Pease, Department of English, Dartmouth College qWhat enables Nathanson to perform a feat no other critic has accomplished depends as much on his awareness of a range of thinkers from Wittgenstein to J.L. Austin and Derrida as on his sense of the qualities of poetry: he gives the term presence a cultural as well as poetic significance which opens out to cultural history, and makes Whitman as much a representative presence in the culture as our unequalled poet. I see this as a central book about our literature.q a€”Quentin Anderson, J.C. Levi Professor in the Humanities Emeritus, Columbia UniversityLike one of the great cathedrals in France, the system is a vast monument to an epoch. ... as the ever-present scaffolding for repair work and, of course, the numerous unobtrusive collection boxes for contributions. ... There are large numbers of the elderly, especially elderly women. ... of this chapter was presented at the 1988 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association in Washington, anbsp;...

Title:The French Welfare State
Author:John Ambler
Publisher:NYU Press - 1993-08-01


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