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Melville biography : an inside narrative

Author: Hershel Parker
Publisher: Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, ©2012.
Series: Writings of Herman Melville.
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Named Person: Hershel Parker; Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hershel Parker
ISBN: 9780810127098 0810127091
OCLC Number: 785079312
Description: xix, 587 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Part I. Biographer and biography: Melville and the footsteps theory of biography --
Textual editor as biographer in training : the Norton Moby-Dick and the Northwestern-Newberry writings of Herman Melville --
Entangled by Pierre : doing biography away from the archives --
Creating the new Melville log and writing the biography --
Facts that do not speak for themselves --
Desiderata and discoveries in traditional archives and databases --
Part II. Critics vs. biographical scholarship: Agenda-driven reviewers : Melville in the insular New York newspapers and magazines vs. global loomings from "ragtag bloggers" and litblogs --
Little Jack Horners and archivophobics --
Biographical scholars and recidivist critics --
Presentism in Melville biography --
The late twentieth-century mini-Melville: New York intellectuals without information --
The early twenty-first-century mini-Melville : New York intellectuals without information --
Part III. The biographer in the workshop: demonstrations and challenges: Melville as the "modern Boccaccio" : the fascinations of Fayaway --
Melville's courtship of Elizabeth Shaw --
Melville's short run of good luck (1845-1849) : fool's paradise without international copyright --
Melville without international copyright (1850-1854) : a Harper "sacrifice" for the "public good" --
Melville and Hawthorne's dinner at the Hotel in Lenox --
Why Melville took Hawthorne to the Holy Land : biography enhanced by databases and an amateur blogger --
Melville as a Titan of literature among high-minded British admirers : the Kory-Kory and Queequeg component --
Damned by dollars : Moby-Dick and the price of genius.
Series Title: Writings of Herman Melville.
Responsibility: Hershel Parker.

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