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Exiled royalties : Melville and the life we imagine

Author: Robert Milder
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
"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,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Milder, Robert.
Exiled royalties.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005006680
Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Milder
ISBN: 9780198032526 0198032528 1423760921 9781423760924 9780195142327 0195142322 1280481730 9781280481734 9786610481736 6610481733 9780199713264 019971326X
OCLC Number: 65189845
Language Note: English.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 290 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Melville and Polynesia --
The broken circle: Melville and (post- )romanticism --
The theory and practice of democratic tragedy (1): Melville's metaphysics of democracy: "Hawthorne and his mosses" --
The theory and practice of democratic tragedy (2): Ishmael's grand erections --
Exiled royalties --
"The ugly Socrates": Melville, Hawthorne, and the varieties of Homoerotic experience --
An arch between two lives: Melville and the Mediterranean, 1856-1857 --
Uncivil wars --
Unworldly yearners: agnostic spirituality in Clarel --
Alms for oblivion.
Responsibility: Robert Milder.
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A literary/biographical study of the course of Melville's career. Four of the ten essays deal with Melville's life and work after his novelistic career ended with the "The Confidence-Man" in 1857.  Read more...


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A magisterial work from one of our very best readers of Melville. Robert Milder's beautifully written essays illuminate Melville's views on history, politics, sexuality and religion. But most Read more...

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