National Geographic : 1994 Dec
'. . jay'.# d . '. .. i. ., A0 Ilk TI-tv * V Towed by a plane, an underwear ad hails a sunbather on Long Island. Whit man's odes to sex and homoeroticism shocked many 19th-century ears-but not all. "My moral constitution may be hopelessly tainted," one female admirer wrote of Leaves of Grass, "but I confess that I extract no poison from these 'Leaves'-to me they have brought only healing."