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The Cambridge Introduction to Herman Melville.

Author/Creator:
Hayes, Kevin J.
Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (154 pages)
Series:
Cambridge Introductions to Literature
Cambridge Introductions to Literature
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Subjects:
Melville, Herman, -- 1819-1891 -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
This introduction sets out the key themes, contexts, and critical reception of Melville's entire oeuvre.
Contents:
Cover
Half-title
Series-title
Title
Copyright
Dedication
Contents
Preface
Abbreviations
Chapter 1 Life
Chapter 2 Contexts
The existential context
The historical context
The urban context
The visual context
The psychological context
The American context
The context of labor
The context of slavery
The world context
The imaginative context
Chapter 3 Writings
The faces of Typee
Omoo: the rover as flaneur
Becoming a great writer: Mardi, Redburn, White-Jacket
Confronting Moby-Dick
Pierre: the making of a tragic hero
Private letters
Rewriting history: Israel Potter and "Benito Cereno"
Modern man: "The Lightning-Rod Man," The Confidence-Man, "Bartleby, the Scrivener"
Battle-Pieces: the voices of war
Clarel, an American epic
The return to prose: Burgundy Club sketches, John Marr
Billy Budd: visions and revisions
Chapter 4 Reception
Notes
1 Life
2 Contexts
3 Writings
4 Reception
Guide to further reading
Exemplary editions
Biography
Reference works
Retrospective essay collections
Critical studies
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Hayes, Kevin J. The Cambridge Introduction to Herman Melville
ISBN:
9780511273063
9780521854801
OCLC:
780848387