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Parker, Hershel

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Works: 110 works in 372 publications in 2 languages and 21,136 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Sea stories  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  Naval history  Satire  Biography  Domestic fiction  History 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Collaborator, jt ;
Classifications: PS2384, 813.3
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Publications about Hershel Parker
Publications by Hershel Parker
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Most widely held works by Hershel Parker
Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Book )
16 editions published between 1967 and 2001 in English and held by 1,793 libraries worldwide
Graphic drawings, textual notes, and comments by the American historian supplement Melville's tale about man's futile attempts to control the universe
Herman Melville : a biography by Hershel Parker( Book )
14 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 1,543 libraries worldwide
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
Moby-Dick : An authoritative text by Herman Melville( Book )
3 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1,445 libraries worldwide
The recognition of Herman Melville; selected criticism since 1846 by Hershel Parker( Book )
10 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and held by 1,163 libraries worldwide
The confidence-man, his masquerade : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, reviews, criticism, an annotated bibliography by Herman Melville( Book )
27 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in English and held by 1,163 libraries worldwide
Set on a Mississippi steamer on April Fool's Day and populated by a series of shape-shifting con men, The Confidence-Man is a challenging metaphysical and ethical exploration of antebellum American society
Reading Melville's Pierre ; or, The ambiguities by Brian Higgins( file )
8 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,140 libraries worldwide
This engaging new study uses biographical evidence to explore Pierre, the puzzling novel that Herman Melville wrote immediately after the publication of Moby-Dick. Parker and Higgins reveal that Melville drastically altered the end of the novel after a troubling meeting with his publisher and editor about the perceived failure of Moby-Dick. Melville re-wrote Pierre's protagonist as a writer and used the novel to attack the publishing industry. Parker and Higgins' exploration into Pierre shows that this is a deeply flawed novel, but an intriguing and revealing glimpse into the mind of an Americ
Israel Potter : his fifty years of exile by Herman Melville( Book )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1997 in English and held by 1,114 libraries worldwide
Moby-Dick as Doubloon : Essays and Extracts, 1851-1970 by Hershel Parker( Book )
7 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 923 libraries worldwide
Reading Billy Budd by Hershel Parker( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 785 libraries worldwide
Melville : the making of the poet by Hershel Parker( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 755 libraries worldwide
""Poetry was just a sideline with Melville; it was never important to him," pronounced Alfred Kazin, in a judgment frequently echoed by critics today. In this study, Hershel Parker shows that, on the contrary, Melville was enthralled by poetry for much of his life and wrote almost nothing else for a third of a century." "Parker demonstrates that from childhood Melville was steeped in British poetry from Spenser to Byron, including dozens of poets now little read even by specialists. In 1849 Melville's ecstatic study of Shakespeare renewed his love of poetry just as he was becoming a great prose writer. Rereading Milton and Spenser, he experienced them with such recharged intensity that he became passionately immersed in Wordsworth, Tennyson, the Brownings, and other modern poets as well. Parker explores the author's marginalia, much of it previously unknown, to elucidate Melville's shrewd, skeptical engagement with British poetry and with commentaries by poets, aestheticians, art historians, and the great Scottish reviewers." "Revealed here is an unknown Melville, the autodidact who made himself a poet and who brilliantly constructed a personal aesthetic credo. Dispelling baseless claims that Melville had a quarrel with fiction after Moby-Dick (or Pierre) and that he did not, in 1860, complete a book he called Poems, Parker offers new evidence of the full trajectory of Melville's career in all its glory and frustration."--BOOK JACKET
Moby Dick notes by Herman Melville( Book )
13 editions published between 1967 and 2002 in English and held by 605 libraries worldwide
"Moby Dick (1851) is an epic tale of the conflict between man and his fate. Captain Ahab's obsessive quest to destroy the great white whale that tore off his leg leads the Pequod and its crew to disaster. Melville's extraordinary narrative defies c1assification: it teems with ideas and imagery and the passion of its author."--Jacket
Flawed texts and verbal icons : literary authority in American fiction by Hershel Parker( Book )
4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 600 libraries worldwide
Critical essays on Herman Melville's Moby Dick ( Book )
4 editions published between 1982 and 1993 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
Omoo; a narrative of adventures in the South Seas by Herman Melville( file )
10 editions published between 1968 and 1999 in English and held by 458 libraries worldwide
"Melville's second book, Omoo, begins where his first book, Typee, leaves off. As the author described the book, "It embraces adventures in the South Seas (of a totally different character from 'Typee') and includes an eventful cruise in an English Colonial Whaleman (a Sydney Ship) and a comical residence on the island of Tahiti." The popular success of Melville's first book encouraged him to write this sequel, hoping it would be "a fitting successor." Typee describes Polynesian life in its "primitive" state, while Omoo represents it as affected by non-native influences, including the sophisticated lifestyle of sailors in the Pacific." "Walt Whitman found Omoo "the most readable sort of reading" and praised its "good-natured style." But many reviewers doubted Melville's veracity, and some objected to his "raciness" and "indecencies." Some also denounced his criticism of missionary endeavors, for his attacks on missionaries were more polemical than those undertaken in the earlier book. Over the years, however, readers have been charmed by both."--Jacket
Critical essays on Herman Melville's Pierre, or, The ambiguities ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 453 libraries worldwide
The writings by Herman Melville( Book )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
White-jacket; or, The world in a man-of-war by Herman Melville( file )
7 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Long before penning Moby-Dick, which many regard as the quintessential American novel, author Herman Melville was captivated by life on the open sea. White Jacket adopts a different perspective, focusing on the brutal treatment that many sailors received at the hands of their superiors. In particular, it has been noted that this novel proved to be instrumental in banning the practice of flogging in several branches of the U.S. military
Mardi and a voyage thither by Herman Melville( file )
9 editions published between 1968 and 1998 in English and held by 426 libraries worldwide
Pierre, or, The ambiguities ; Israel Potter : his fifty years of exile ; The piazza tales ; The confidence-man : his masquerade ; Uncollected prose ; Billy Budd, sailor : (an inside narrative) by Herman Melville( file )
12 editions published between 1971 and 1995 in English and held by 419 libraries worldwide
Den unge rigmand Pierre Glending står over for et ægteskab med den smukke Lucy, da hans halvsøster Isabel dukker op og Pierre fanges i dilemmaet mellem svigt og ansvar
Herman Melville : the contemporary reviews by Brian Higgins( Book )
9 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
 
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English (187)
German (1)
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