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A thesis on Whitman - please help!

Posted to WritersAndGenres

Hi, I am an English student and have to write a 40 page thesis next fall. I want to write it on Walt Whitman's influence on someone from the Beat Generation (I was thinking Gary Snyder?) and I want to say something new. I'm approaching it from Whitman's nature representation in poetry (which I believe was taken from the "nature as text and text as nature" ideal from Emerson's "The Poet"). If anyone has any good advice or articles related to this topic please let me know - I need to get an idea of what's already out there. Thanks.