This publication takes up the utopian wish for an ideal language of phrases that provide direct expression to the true, identified in Western suggestion as Cratylism, and its effect at the social visions and poetic initiatives of 3 of the main intellectually formidable of yank writers: Walt Whitman, Laura (Riding) Jackson, and Charles Olson.
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