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Towards Democracy (Gay Modern Classics) (original 1883; edition 1985)

by Edward Carpenter

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Title:Towards Democracy (Gay Modern Classics)
Authors:Edward Carpenter
Info:Gay Men's Press (1985), Hardcover, 416 pages
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Tags:9.2 Poetry, Gay men

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Towards Democracy by Edward Carpenter (Author) (1883)



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A deeply spiritual book, written from direct experience of cosmic consciousness. It has nothing to do with gay studies as indicated in the tags; the author happened to be homosexual but that's irrelevant to the content of this work. It is most akin to the writings of Walt Whitman and is a key part of the literature of the Transcendental Movement.
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Having been asked questions about Towards Democracy, I will try to shape a few thoughts. I gave up my lecturing for open air life and manual work on a farm. In the garden, fields and woods that spring and summer and on through winter, by day and night, sunlight or rain, frost or snow and all sorts of dull weather, I wrote Towards Democracy. There is a region of consciousness removed beyond what we usually call mortality, into which we humans can yet pass, I practically do not doubt; but granting that this is a fact, its explanation still remains for investigation. Carpenter himself, loosely compares this work to Leaves of Grass.

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