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Beyond the classroom : essays on American authors

Author: Merton M Sealts
Publisher: Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, ©1996.
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Merton M. Sealts, Jr., a long-respected scholar and teacher of Emerson and Melville, has written, "I shall never tire of such writers, nor absorb all that they have to teach." This new collection of Sealts's essays reflects his many years of classroom experience and ongoing scholarship since his retirement in 1982. Most of these essays were originally delivered as public lectures before diverse audiences beyond the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sealts, Merton M.
Beyond the classroom.
Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, ©1996
(OCoLC)605278687
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Merton M Sealts
ISBN: 0826210465 9780826210463
OCLC Number: 33443523
Description: xvi, 267 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. 1982-1986: 1. Emerson as teacher --
2. Melville and Whitman --
3. Herman Melville's "Bartleby" --
4. Melville's "Benito Cereno" --
5. Innocence and infamy : Melville's Billy Budd, sailor --
pt. 2. 1988-1992: 6. An author's self-education : Herman Melville's reading --
7. Melville's reading, 1853-1856 --
8. "Pulse of the continent" : the railroad in American literature --
9. Emerson then and now --
10. The scholar idealized --
11. "The flower of fame" : a centennial tribute to Herman Melville --
pt. 3. 1993-1995: 12. The presence of Walt Whitman --
13. The "I" of Walden --
14. Hawthorne's "Autobiographical impulse" --
15. Whose book is Moby-Dick? --
Appendices: 1. Questions concerning Herman Melville's "Bartleby" --
2. Questions concerning Herman Melville's "Benito Cereno" --
3. Questions concerning Herman Melville's Billy Budd, sailor --
4. The Melvilles, the Gansevoorts, and the Cincinnati badge --
Books, articles, and reviews by Merton M. Sealts, Jr.
Responsibility: Merton M. Sealts.

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