Master of Arts
Carl F. Strauch
This thesis compares the first major published works of American poet Walt Whitman and German philosopher FriedrichNietzche--not as an exercisethat traces literacy borrowing but in order to show that Whitman's Leaves of Grass (1855 Edition) and Nietzsche's The Birth of Tragedy are akin in their descriptions of a kind of consciousness.
Sprague, Robert Steacy Jr., "Walt Whitman's dionysian ego: apollo and dionysus from friedrich nietzsche's the birth of tragedy at work and at play in leaves of grass (1855 edition)" (1973). Theses and Dissertations. 4144.