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The Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville
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Details

  • Page extent: 328 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.438 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 813/.3
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: PS2387 .C28 1998
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Melville, Herman,--1819-1891--Criticism and interpretation
    • Postmodernism (Literature)
    • Literature and science
    • Literature, Modern--20th century--History and criticism

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Paperback

 (ISBN-13: 9780521555715 | ISBN-10: 052155571X)

The Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville is intended to provide a critical introduction to Melville's work. The essays have been specially commissioned for this volume, and provide a comprehensive overview of Melville's career. All of Melville's key works, including Moby-Dick, Typee, White Jacket, The Tambourine in Glory and The Confidence Man, are examined, as well as most of his poetry and short fiction. Written at a level both challenging and accessible, the volume provides fresh perspectives on one of the most significant writers of nineteenth-century America whose work continues to fascinate readers and stimulate new study.

• All essays newly commissioned for this volume • Comprehensive coverage of his career as novelist, short-story writer, and poet • Provides thorough, up-to-date bibliography • Applies a range of modern theories to one of the most important American writers of the nineteenth century

Contents

Chronology; 1. Introduction Robert S. Levine; 2. 'Race' in Typee and White-Jacket Samuel Otter; 3. The tambourine in glory: African culture and Melville's art Sterling Stuckey; 4. Moby-Dick as revolution John Bryant; 5. Pierre's Domestic Ambiguities Wyn Kelley; 6. 'A- !': unreadability in The Confidence Man Elizabeth Renker; 7. Melville the poet Lawrence Buell; 8. Melville's travelling God Jenny Franchot; 9. Melville and sexuality Robert K. Martin; 10. Melville, labor, and the discourses of reception Cindy Weinstein; 11. 'Bewildering Intertanglement': Melville's engagement with British culture Paul Giles; 12. Afterword Andrew Delbanco.

Review

'Recommended for all libraries collecting materials on the seminal writers of nineteenth-century America.' Reference Reviews

Contributors

Robert S. Levine, Samuel Otter, Sterling Stuckey, John Bryant, Wyn Kelley, Elizabeth Renker, Lawrence Buell, Jenny Franchot, Robert K. Martin, Cindy Weinstein, Paul Giles, Andrew Delbanco

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