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Readings on Herman Melville

by Bonnie Szumski

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Published by Greenhaven Press in San Diego, CA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Criticism and interpretation.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-188) and index.

    Other titlesHerman Melville
    StatementBonnie Szumski, book editor.
    SeriesThe Greenhaven Press literary companion to American authors
    ContributionsSzumski, Bonnie, 1958-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS2387 .R37 1997
    The Physical Object
    Pagination192 p. ;
    Number of Pages192
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL983175M
    ISBN 101565105842, 1565105834
    LC Control Number96020863

    The Moby-Dick Big Read is not for profit and cannot be sold, either as a whole or in part, without permission from The Arts Institute, University of Plymouth, UK. Book Wizard; Herman Melville. CURRENT CITY New York City New York. CURRENT COUNTRY United States of America. Carl F. Hovde taught at Columbia University for thirty-five years. An editor for the Princeton University Press edition of Henry David Thoreau, he has also written about Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry James, and William Faulkner.

    Herman Melville's The Confindence-Man: His Masquerade was the tenth, last, and most perplexing book of his decade as a professional man of letters. After it he gave up his ambitious effort to write works that would be both popular and profound and turned to poetry. The bibliography of Herman Melville includes magazine articles, book reviews, other occasional writings, and 15 books. Of these, seven books were published between and , seven more between and , and one in Melville was 26 when his first, and had been dead for 33 years when his last, books were published.

    Sanborn provides close and comparative readings of Melville’s novels, from his earliest works to his mature ones, charting Melville’s path from a talented (if rough-around-the-edges) writer to. Herman Melville (August 1, – Septem ) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late s, his popularity /5(2).


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Herman Melville was briefly famous in his lifetime as the writer of adventure novels such as Typee and Omoo. Beginning in the early 20th century, Melville’s works, including Moby Dick, “ Bartleby the Scrivener,” and Billy Budd, rose in critical esteem, and he was eventually considered to be one of the great American writers.

This compilation of 18 readings provides an examination of Melville's work set against the backdrop of his life and times. The book is divided into four general chapters: an introduction to his writing, a critical selection of essays covering several of Melville's lesser-known works, selections on Moby Dick, and discussions of Billy : Paperback.

Herman Melville's () father's bankruptcy and death in deprived him of higher-educational oppotunities and alienated him forever from a conventional view of life. He taught school, sailed to Liverpool and back, then shipped before the mast on a Pacific whaling voyage.

He deserted at the Marquesas Islands, living for a month among the cannibal Typee natives/5(K). Get this from a library. Readings on Herman Melville. [Bonnie Szumski;] -- This book contains an in-depth biography of Herman Melville, with contributing writers' essays taken from a wide variety of sources.

About the Book. In fascinating new contextual readings of four of Herman Melville's novels—Typee, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick, and Pierre—Samuel Otter delves into Melville's exorbitant prose to show how he anatomizes ideology, making it palpable and portrays Melville as deeply concerned with issues of race, the body, gender, sentiment, and national identity.

About the Author. Herman Melville was born Herman Melvill (the ‘e’ was added in the s) on 1 August,in New York City to a wealthy importer.

The Melvilles moved to Albany after Herman’s father was bankrupted. His father died soon after and the young Herman worked variously as a farmer, bookkeeper, teacher and bank clerk. Herman Melville () was an American author.

Melville would gain fame in the s, but it would be short lived and by his death, he was barely remembered. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick, which is unanimously considered to be a literary classic.

Moby Dick Herman Melville When the young Ishmael gets on board Captain Ahab’s whaling ship, little does he suspect that the mission on which he is about to embark is the fulfilment of his master’s obsessive desire for revenge on Moby Dick, a white whale who has already claimed countless human victims and destroyed many fleets.

"What has cast such a shadow upon you?" "The Negro." With its intense mix of mystery, adventure, and a surprise ending, Benito Cereno at first seems merely a provocative example from the genre Herman Melville created with his early best-selling novels of the sea.

However, most Melville scholars consider it his most sophisticated work, and many, such as novelist Ralph Ellison, have hailed it as. ThriftBooks sells millions of used books at the lowest everyday prices.

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likes 84 talking about this. Herman Melville ( – ) was a novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. Few literary masterpieces cast quite as awesome a shadow as Herman Melville's Moby Dick. Captain Ahab's quest for the white whale is a timeless epic - a thrilling tale of vengeance and obsession, and a searing parable about humanity lost in a universe of moral ambiguity.

Free delivery on online orders of $ or more anywhere in Australia. Herman Melville(1 August – 28 September ) Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, becoming a bestseller), and after a.

Herman Melville has books on Goodreads with ratings. Herman Melville’s most popular book is Moby-Dick or, the Whale. Great Short Works of Herman Melville: Bartleby and Billy Budd, both marvelous and full of the inscrutability of what it is to be human and among the greatest stories in the language.

Pretty Good Short Works of Herman Melville: The Town-Ho's Story, Cock-A-Doodle-Doo, and The Encantadas.4/5(26). Buy a cheap copy of Great Short Stories of Herman Melville book by Herman Melville. Billy Budd, Sailor and Bartleby, the Scrivener are two of the most revered shorter works of fiction in history.

Here, they are collected along with 19 other stories Free shipping over $ While the story is based on an actual event, Melville embellishes the story greatly, adding many flourishes including Captain Delano's thoughts on blacks.

There is little documentation on Melville's views on blacks or slavery. This leaves his stories, such as "Benito Cereno," frustratingly difficult to interpret. Reese’s Book Club No results. Advanced Search AUTHOR. Herman Melville. Classics.

The writing career of Herman Melville ( - ) peaked early, with his early novels, such as Typee becoming best sellers. By the mids his poularity declined sharply, and by. Herman Melville wrote these words as he struggled to survive as a failing novelist.

Between andhe did write "the other way," working exclusively for magazines. He earned more money from his stories than from the combined sales of his most well known novels, Moby-Dick, Pierre, and The Confidence-Man.

Almost from the time of its publication early inMelville's first book, based on his own travels in the South Seas, has been recognized as a classic in the literature of travel and adventure.

From the beginning, however, there have been problems with the text. Due to disparities between the American and English editions, and revisions Melville had to make at his publisher's request.

A list of poems by Herman Melville Born in into a once-prominent New York family, Herman Melville was raised - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.Herman Melville () was born in New York and educated at the Albany Academy.

He is the author of three poetry collections, more than 10 novels, multiple essays, and short stories. He is the author of three poetry collections, more than 10 novels, multiple essays, and short stories.The Herman Melville: Poems Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and analysis, character list, theme list, historical context, author biography and quizzes written by .