21 - 'The Song of Hiawatha' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1855)




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Summary: This is the free Literary Hangover feed. To support the show and get occasional premium content, become a member at patreon.com/LiteraryHangover Alex and Matt are once again joined by Grace, this time to discuss 'The Song of Hiawatha' by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, an epic poem published in 1855. We discuss: trochaic tetrameter!, Native American Christ, Longfellow's timidity and desire to speak out on issues like slavery, The New York Times' racism, Edgar Allan Poe's racism, inevitablism, video game bosses, pestilence comes from the wealthy, and why "civic nationalism has always been a lie to apologize for race-based violence. A+ narration by Peter Yearsley at Librivox Sources: Lepore, Jill. How Longfellow Woke the Dead. The American Scholar. March 2, 2011. McClatchy, JD. “Bookend; Return to Gitche Gumee.” The New York Times, The New York Times, 22 Oct. 2000. New York Times. 1855 December 28. "Longfellow's Poem": The Song of Hiawatha, Anonymous review. Slotkin, Richard. 1973. Regeneration through violence: the mythology of the American frontier, 1600-1860. Middletown, Conn: Wesleyan University Press. Ziskin, Laura, Avi Arad, Alvin Sargent, Sam Raimi, Tobey Maguire, Kirsten Dunst, James Franco, et al. 2004. Spider-Man 2. Culver City, Calif: Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment. Charles Calhoun on his book, Longfellow: A Rediscovered Life https://youtu.be/f7QsL_7SEcQ @LitHangover @mattlech @Alecks_Guns @gracejackson