Download or read book Herman Melville by Hershel Parker and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 2005-08-19 with total page 1010 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. The first of a two-volume biography of Melville traces his life from his childhood in New York, through his adventures abroad as a sailor, to his creation of Moby-Dick.
Book Synopsis Melville Biography by : Hershel Parker
Download or read book Melville Biography by Hershel Parker and published by Northwestern University Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 609 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Melville Biography: An Inside Narrative is Hershel Parker’s history of the writing of Melville biographies, enriched by his intimate working relationships with great Melvilleans, dead and living. The first part is a mesmerizing autobiographical account of what went into creating his award-winning two-volume life of Herman Melville. Next, Parker traces six decades the persistent war New Critics have waged against biographical scholarship on Melville. American literary critics, he finds, impose New Critical theories of organic unity on Melville’s disrupted career even while truncating his body of work and minimizing his aesthetic interests. Parker celebrates the "divine amateurs" who use new technology to discover dazzling Melville stories and also lauds the writers of literature blogs as potential redeemers of academic and mainstream media reviewing. In the third part, Parker invites readers into his biographical workshop and challenges them with ambitious research assignments. Throughout this bold book, Parker seeks to reinvigorate the all-but-lost art of scholarly literary criticism and biography.
Download or read book Herman Melville by Leon Howard and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 2022-08-19 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1951.
Author :Department of English Washington University Robert Milder Professor, St Louis Publisher :Oxford University Press, USA ISBN 13 :0198032528 Total Pages :312 pages Book Rating :4.1/5 (32 download)
Book Synopsis Exiled Royalties : Melville and the Life We Imagine by : Department of English Washington University Robert Milder Professor, St Louis
Download or read book Exiled Royalties : Melville and the Life We Imagine by Department of English Washington University Robert Milder Professor, St Louis and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2005-12-09 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Exiled Royalties is a literary/biographical study of the course of Melville's career from his experience in Polynesia through his retirement from the New York Custom House and his composition of three late volumes of poetry and Billy Budd, Sailor. Conceived separately but narratively and thematically intertwined, the ten essays in the book are rooted in a belief that "Melville's work," as Charles Olson said, "must be left in his own 'life,'" which for Milder means primarily his spiritual, psychological, and vocational life. Four of the ten essays deal with Melville's life and work after his novelistic career ended with the The Confidence-Man in 1857. The range of issues addressed in the essays includes Melville's attitudes toward society, history, and politics, from broad ideas about democracy and the course of Western civilization to responses to particular events like the Astor Place Riots and the Civil War; his feeling about sexuality and, throughout the book, about religion; his relationship to past and present writers, especially to the phases of Euro-American Romanticism, post-Romanticism, and nascent Modernism; his relationship to his wife, Lizzie, to Hawthorne, and to his father, all of whom figured in the crisis that made for Pierre. The title essay, "Exiled Royalties," takes its origin from Ishmael's account of "the larger, darker, deeper part of Ahab"--Melville's mythic projection of a "larger, darker, deeper part" of himself. How to live nobly in spiritual exile--to be godlike in the perceptible absence of God--was a lifelong preoccupation for Melville, who, in lieu of positive belief, transposed the drama of his spiritual life to literature. The ways in which this impulse expressed itself through Melville's forty-five year career, interweaving itself with his personal life and the life of the nation and shaping both the matter and manner of his work, is the unifying subject of Exiled Royalties.
Book Synopsis Melville by : Laurie Robertson-Lorant
Download or read book Melville by Laurie Robertson-Lorant and published by Clarkson Potter. This book was released on 1996 with total page 710 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. An in-depth biography of Herman Melville draws on more than five hundred recently discovered family letters to provide a fresh perspective on the writer's complex relationships, literary endeavors, moral conflict, and turbulent, adventurous personal life. 10,000 first printing.
Book Synopsis A New Companion to Herman Melville by : Wyn Kelley
Download or read book A New Companion to Herman Melville by Wyn Kelley and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2022-08-29 with total page 596 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Discover a fascinating new set of perspectives on the life and work of Herman Melville A New Companion to Herman Melville delivers an insightful examination of Melville for the twenty-first century. Building on the success of the first Blackwell Companion to Herman Melville, and offering a variety of tools for reading, writing, and teaching Melville and other authors, this New Companion offers critical, technological, and aesthetic practices that can be employed to read Melville in exciting and revelatory ways. Editors Wyn Kelley and Christopher Ohge create a framework that reflects a pluralistic model for humanities teaching and research. In doing so, the contributing authors highlight the ways in which Melville himself was concerned with the utility of tools within fluid circuits of meaning, and how those ideas are embodied, enacted, and mediated. In addition to considering critical theories of race, gender, sexuality, religion, transatlantic and hemispheric studies, digital humanities, book history, neurodiversity, and new biography and reception studies, this book offers: A thorough introduction to the life of Melville, as well as the twentieth- and twenty-first-century revivals of his work Comprehensive explorations of Melville’s works, including Moby-Dick, Pierre, Piazza Tales, and Israel Potter, as well as his poems and poetic masterpiece Clarel Practical discussions of material books, print culture, and digital technologies as applied to Melville In-depth examinations of Melville's treatment of the natural world Two symposium sections with concise reflections on art and adaptation, and on teaching and public engagement A New Companion to Herman Melville provides essential reading for scholars and students ranging from undergraduate and graduate students to more advanced scholars and specialists in the field.
Book Synopsis Herman Melville by : Corey Evan Thompson
Download or read book Herman Melville by Corey Evan Thompson and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2021-06-23 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This reference work covers both Herman Melville's life and writings. It includes a biography and detailed information on his works, on the important themes contained therein, and on the significant people and places in his life. The appendices include suggestions for further reading of both literary and cultural criticism, an essay on Melville's lasting cultural influence, and information on both the fictional ships in his works and the real-life ones on which he sailed.
Book Synopsis Herman Melville in Context by : Kevin J. Hayes
Download or read book Herman Melville in Context by Kevin J. Hayes and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-01-11 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Herman Melville in Context provides the fullest introduction in one volume to the multifaceted life and times of Herman Melville, a towering figure in nineteenth-century American and world literature. The book grounds the study of Herman Melville's writings to the world that influenced their composition, publication and recognition, making it a valuable resource to scholars, teachers, students and general readers. Bringing together contributions covering a wide range of topics, the collection of essays covers the geographical, social, cultural and literary contexts of Melville's life and works, as well as its literary reception. Herman Melville in Context will enable readers to approach Melville's writings with fuller insight, and to read and understand them in a way that approximates the way they were read and understood in his time.
Book Synopsis Protest and the Body in Melville, Dos Passos, and Hurston by : Thomas McGlamery
Download or read book Protest and the Body in Melville, Dos Passos, and Hurston by Thomas McGlamery and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-04-15 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This book analyzes the work of Herman Melville, John Dos Passos, and Zora Neale Hurston alongside biographical materials and discourses on the body. Thomas McGlamery views each of these authors' literary output as an effort to "work through" the political meanings associated with the body, examining how they negotiate identities of class, gender, race, sexuality, and age.
Book Synopsis Herman Melville: 1851-1891 by : Hershel Parker
Download or read book Herman Melville: 1851-1891 by Hershel Parker and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 1066 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Traces Melville's life from his childhood in New York, through his adventures abroad as a sailor, to his creation of "Moby-Dick," and forty years later, to his death, in obscurity
Book Synopsis Melville's Mirrors by : Brian Yothers
Download or read book Melville's Mirrors by Brian Yothers and published by Camden House. This book was released on 2019-02-28 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. An accessible and highly readable guide to the story of Melville criticism as it has developed over the past century and a half.
Download or read book Herman Melville by Milton Meltzer and published by Twenty-First Century Books. This book was released on 2004-02-01 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Biography of the writer of Moby-Dick and Typee.
Book Synopsis Herman Melville: 1851-1891 by : Hershel Parker
Download or read book Herman Melville: 1851-1891 by Hershel Parker and published by JHU Press. This book was released on 1996 with total page 1072 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Traces Melville's life from his childhood in New York, through his adventures abroad as a sailor, to his creation of "Moby-Dick," and forty years later, to his death, in obscurity
Download or read book Herman Melville by John Bryant and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2020-10-26 with total page 1392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. A comprehensive exploration of Melville’s formative years, providing a new biographical foundation for today’s generations of Melville readers Herman Melville: A Half Known Life, Volumes 1 and 2, follows Herman Melville’s life from early childhood to his astonishing emergence as a bestselling novelist with the publication of Typee in 1846. These volumes comprise the first half of a comprehensive biography on Melville, grounded in archival research, new scholarship, and incisive critical readings. Author John Bryant, a distinguished Melville scholar, editor, critic, and educator, traces the events and experiences that shaped the many-stranded consciousness of one of literature’s greatest writers. This in-depth and innovative biography covers Melville’s family history and literary friendships, his father-longing, god-hunger, and search for the hidden nature of Being, the genesis of his liberal politics, his empathy for African Americans, Native Americans, Polynesians, South Americans, and immigrants. Original perspectives on Melville’s earliest identities—orphaned son, sibling, farmer, teacher, debater, lover, actor, sailor—provide the context for Melville’s evolution as a writer. The biography presents new information regarding Melville’s reading, his early orations and acting experience, his life at sea and on the road, and the unsettling death of his older, rival brother from mercury poisoning. It provides insights on experiences such as Melville’s trauma at the loss of his father, his learning to write amidst a coterie siblings, his struggles to find work during economic depression, his journey West, his life in whaling and in the navy, and his vagabondage in the South Pacific during the moment of American and European imperial incursions. A significant addition to Melville scholarship, this important biographical work: Explores the nature and development of Melville’s creative consciousness, through the lens of his revisions in manuscript and print Assesses Melville’s sexual growth and exploration of the spectrum of his masculinities Highlights Melville’s relevance in contemporary democratic society Discusses Melville’s blending of dark humor and tragedy in his unique version of the picturesque Examines the ‘replaying’ of Melville’s life traumas throughout his entire works, from Typee, Omoo, Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick, Pierre, Israel Potter, and The Confidence-Man to his shorter works, including “Bartleby,” his epic Clarel, his poetry, and his last novella Billy Budd Covers such cultural and historical events as the American revolution of his grandparents, the whaling industry, New York slavery, street life and theater in Manhattan, the transatlantic slave trade, the Jacksonian economy, Indian removal, Pacific colonialism, and westward expansion Written in an engaging style for scholars and general readers alike, Herman Melville: A Half Known Life, Volumes 1 and 2 is an indispensable new source of information and insights for those interested in Melville, 19th-century and modern literature and culture, and readers of general American history and literary culture.
Book Synopsis Melville's Evermoving Dawn by : Melville Society
Download or read book Melville's Evermoving Dawn by Melville Society and published by Kent State University Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 452 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This collection of analytical essays is the result of several conferences throughout 1991, the centennary of Herman Melville's death. They survey the past and present of Melville Studies and suggest directions for the future.
Book Synopsis The Melville-Hawthorne Connection by : Erik Hage
Download or read book The Melville-Hawthorne Connection by Erik Hage and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2013-11-05 with total page 220 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. This book offers the first in-depth examination of the friendship between the authors. Hawthorne’s influence upon Moby-Dick is weighed, as is the probability of Melville’s influence upon Hawthorne. This was a friendship whose true basis—beyond an almost instantaneous mutual affinity and admiration for each other—was intellectual ideas and literary pursuits, and the conversations between the two hewed mostly to philosophical and spiritual rumination as well as to those matters that concern writers most: craft and publishing.
Download or read book Melville Unfolding by John Bryant and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 481 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life was published in 1846 and was Melville's most popular work, offering Victorian readers startling and romantic glimpses of island people and practices. The Typee manuscript was discovered only in 1983, and is considered one of the most important literary manuscripts in nineteenth-century American studies. Melville Unfolding offers a new approach to literary analysis, focusing on how the "invisible text of revision" is made visible in the critical construction of the novel. This volume is linked to an electronic edition of Typee, providing a model for how critical analysis and textual editing work synergistically and how print and online technologies can complement one another. Melville Unfolding walks readers through the intriguing twists and turns of Melville's writing process, detailing the delights and frustrations of reading a writer in manuscript. In jargon-free prose, John Bryant introduces the scholarship of manuscript study, the use of the revision narrative, and the benefits of the fluid-text analysis---asking readers to consider what a text is, how it comes into being, how it evolves, and how the study of a fluid text enhances our understanding of writers, writing, and culture. John Bryant is Professor of English at Hofstra University and Editor of the Melville Society. His books include The Fluid Text: A Theory of Revision and Editing for Book and Screen and the Modern Library editions of Melville's Tales, Poems, and Other Writings and The Confidence-Man.