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Herman Melville

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: New York : Chelsea House, 1986.
Series: Modern critical views.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of critical essays on Melville and his works. Also includes a chronology of events in the author's life.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 0877546703 9780877546702
OCLC Number: 12808157
Description: x, 250 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Call me Ishmael / Charles Olson --
The early novels : Typee, Omoo, Redburn, White-Jacket / Newton Arvin --
The metaphysics of Indian-hating / Hershel Parker --
Melville's gray story : symbols and meaning in "Benito Cereno" / Guy Cardwell --
Melville after Moby-Dick : the tales / R.W.B. Lewis --
Ishmael : the nature and forms of despair / Paul Brodtkorb, Jr. --
Melville the poet / Robert Penn Warren --
The changing face of comedy / Elaine Barry --
Mardi : creating the creative / Richard H. Brodhead --
The entangled text : Pierre and the problem of reading / Edgar A. Dryden --
Form as vision in Clarel / Bryan C. Short --
The Somers mutiny and Billy Budd : Melville in the penal colony / Michael Paul Rogin --
Ahab's name : a reading of "The symphony" / P. Adams Sitney.
Series Title: Modern critical views.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Harold Bloom.

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