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Herman Melville in Context

Herman Melville in Context

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Kevin J. Hayes, Peter Bergman, Nathaniel Lewis, Alex Calder, Jonathan A. Cook, David Watson, Brian Yothers, David Greven, Sean Brawley, Chris Dixon, David O. Dowling, Susan M. Ryan, Rodrigo Lazo, Maura M. D'Amore, Martin Griffin, Susan Tenneriello, Jennifer Schell, Klaus Benesch, Tom F. Wright, Colin Dewey, Dawn Coleman, Robin Grey, Kelly Richardson, Tim Youngs, Kim C. Sturgess, Jonathan Crimmins, Shawn Thomson, Hershel Parker, Eric Aronoff, David M. Ball, Timothy Parrish, Rute Beirante, Ian Maloney, John Parris Springer
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  • Date Published: January 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107169760

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  • Herman Melville in Context provides the fullest introduction in one volume to the multifaceted life and times of Herman Melville, a towering figure in nineteenth-century American and world literature. The book grounds the study of Herman Melville's writings to the world that influenced their composition, publication and recognition, making it a valuable resource to scholars, teachers, students and general readers. Bringing together contributions covering a wide range of topics, the collection of essays covers the geographical, social, cultural and literary contexts of Melville's life and works, as well as its literary reception. Herman Melville in Context will enable readers to approach Melville's writings with fuller insight, and to read and understand them in a way that approximates the way they were read and understood in his time.

    • This collection features thirty-four original chapters written by a team of leading Melville scholars
    • Provides new insights on Melville's life, literary influences, and era, making a lasting contribution to studies
    • This book is written in a clear, jargon-free style, making it accessible to undergraduate, graduates and scholars
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    • Date Published: January 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107169760
    • dimensions: 237 x 160 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Geographical Contexts:
    1. New York Kevin J. Hayes
    2. The Berkshires Peter Bergman
    3. The American West Nathaniel Lewis
    4. The Pacific Alex Calder
    5. London Jonathan A. Cook
    6. Europe David Watson
    7. The Holy Land Brian Yothers
    Part II. Social Contexts:
    8. Men and women and men David Greven
    9. Islanders and missionaries Sean Brawley and Chris Dixon
    10. Literary circles David O. Dowling
    11. Slaves, masters, and abolitionists Susan M. Ryan
    12. Dons and Cholos Rodrigo Lazo
    13. Bachelors and gentlemen Maura M. D'Amore
    14. Officers and men Martin Griffin
    Part III. Cultural Contexts:
    15. Opera Kevin J. Hayes
    16. Panoramas Susan Tenneriello
    17. Natural history Jennifer Schell
    18. Technology Klaus Benesch
    19. The lyceum movement Tom F. Wright
    20. Painting and prints Colin Dewey
    Part IV. Literary Contexts:
    21. The Bible Dawn Coleman
    22. Seventeenth-century English prose Robin Grey
    23. The picaresque novel Kelly Richardson
    24. Travel writing Tim Youngs
    25. German metaphysics Kim C. Sturgess
    26. Gothicism Jonathan Crimmins
    27. British romanticism Shawn Thomson
    Part V. The Contexts of Literary Reception:
    28. Make-or-break reviews Hershel Parker
    29. The Melville revival Eric Aronoff
    30. Modernism David M. Ball
    31. Postmodernism Timothy Parrish
    32. Translations Rute Beirante
    33. Biographies Ian Maloney
    34. The cinema John Parris Springer.

  • Editor

    Kevin J. Hayes, University of Central Oklahoma
    Kevin J. Hayes, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Central Oklahoma, now lives and writes in Toledo, Ohio. He is the author of several books, including The Library of William Byrd of Westover (1997), for which he received the Virginia Library History Award presented by the Library of Virginia and the Virginia Center for the Book; Melville's Folk Roots (1999); An American Cycling Odyssey, 1887 (2002); The Cambridge Introduction to Herman Melville (Cambridge, 2007); The Mind of a Patriot: Patrick Henry and the World of Ideas (2008); The Road to Monticello: The Life and Mind of Thomas Jefferson (2008); and two volumes in Reaktion's Critical Lives, Edgar Allan Poe (2009) and Herman Melville (2017). His works have been translated into Greek, Italian, Persian, Spanish, and Turkish.

    Contributors

    Kevin J. Hayes, Peter Bergman, Nathaniel Lewis, Alex Calder, Jonathan A. Cook, David Watson, Brian Yothers, David Greven, Sean Brawley, Chris Dixon, David O. Dowling, Susan M. Ryan, Rodrigo Lazo, Maura M. D'Amore, Martin Griffin, Susan Tenneriello, Jennifer Schell, Klaus Benesch, Tom F. Wright, Colin Dewey, Dawn Coleman, Robin Grey, Kelly Richardson, Tim Youngs, Kim C. Sturgess, Jonathan Crimmins, Shawn Thomson, Hershel Parker, Eric Aronoff, David M. Ball, Timothy Parrish, Rute Beirante, Ian Maloney, John Parris Springer

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