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The value of Herman Melville

Author: Geoffrey Sanborn
Publisher: Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Introduction: Look, whether we're young, or we're all grown up and just starting out, or we're older and getting so old there's not much time left, we're human beings--we're looking for company, and we're looking for understanding: someone who reminds us that we're not alone, and someone who wonders out loud about things that happen in this life, the way we do when we're walking or sitting or driving, and thinking  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey Sanborn
ISBN: 9781108471442 1108471447 9781108452915 1108452914
OCLC Number: 1029778751
Description: 161 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
1. Living the Experience --
2. He Knew Not What It Would Become --
3. Grief's Fire --
4. Susceptibilities --
5. Disportings --
6. A New Way of Being Happy --
7. The Meaning of Moby-Dick --
8. As If! --
9. Camp Melville --
10. Courting Surprise --
11. All Things Trying --
12. The Noncommunicating Central Self.
Responsibility: Geoffrey Sanborn (Amherst College).

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In this book, Geoffrey Sanborn explores the writings of Herman Melville across his career, focusing in particular on Moby-Dick, 'Bartleby, the Scrivener', 'Benito Cereno', and Billy Budd, and  Read more...

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