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by Professor Elizabeth Renker

ISBN: 0801858755
ISBN13: 978-0801858758
Language: English
Publisher: The Johns Hopkins University Press (November 25, 1997)
Pages: 216
Category: History and Criticism
Subategory: Literature

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Strike through the Mask offers a fascinating new perspective on Melville's career. From a meticulous scrutiny of the material and visual features of Melville's manuscripts, Renker develops the connections between Melville's works and his strenuous work of composing them.

Strike through the Mask offers a fascinating new perspective on Melville's career. - Gillian Brown, University of Utah.

Strike Through the Mask book. She examines the impact on his writing of his struggles with writer's block and depression.

She examines the impact on his writing of his struggles with writer's block and depression

Herman Melville was an intense and tortured writer, plagued by writing anxiety, emotional problems .

Herman Melville was an intense and tortured writer, plagued by writing anxiety, emotional problems, and painful physical ailments .

Strike Through the Mask(Reprint) Herman Melville and the Scene of Writing by Professor Elizabeth Renker, Elizabeth Benker Paperback, 216 Pages, Published 1997 by The Johns Hopkins University Press ISBN-13: 978-0-8018-5875-8, ISBN: 0-8018-5875-5

Strike Through the Mask(Reprint) Herman Melville and the Scene of Writing by Professor Elizabeth Renker, Elizabeth Benker Paperback, 216 Pages, Published 1997 by The Johns Hopkins University Press ISBN-13: 978-0-8018-5875-8, ISBN: 0-8018-5875-5. The Origins of American Literature Studies by Professor Elizabeth Renker Ebook ISBN-13:, ISBN: All Authors. Professor Elizabeth Renker.

Of these, seven books were published between 1846 and 1853, seven more between 1853 and 1891, and one in 1924. Melville was 26 when his first, and had been dead for 33 years when his last, books were published

With an Introduction by Elizabeth Renker and an Afterword by Christopher Buckley

With an Introduction by Elizabeth Renker and an Afterword by Christopher Buckley. Christopher Buckley is a widely published essayist and the author of fifteen books, including Thank Your for Smoking and Losing Mum and Pup. At eighteen, he worked his way around the world as a deckboy aboard a Norwegian merchant ship. His first book was Steaming to Bamboola: The World of a Tramp Freighter, and he has crossed the Atlantic twice aboard a sailboat and the Pacific once.

Elizabeth Renker, Strike Through the Mask: Herman Melville and the Scene of Writing (London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996, £29). Pp. 182. ISBN 0 7. RENEE SLATER (a1). University of the West of England. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 01 April 1998.

Herman Melville, Wife Beating, and the Written Page. American Literature 66 (1994): 123-150. including The Columbus Dispatch (29 April 1994) and the Chicago Tribune (1 May 1994); in The New York Times Magazine (15 December 1996) and La Stampa (Italy; 16 January 1997); and in Philip Weiss, Melville Mystery Cannot Be Stifled By New. Biography, The New York Observer (12 June 2002): 1. Resistance and Change: The Rise of American Literature Studies. American Literature 64 (1992): 347-365.

Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Strike through the Mask: Herman . This volume argues that Melville as a writer was plagued by writing anxiety, emotional problems, and painful physical ailments

This volume argues that Melville as a writer was plagued by writing anxiety, emotional problems, and painful physical ailments. His fiction was produced only with great anguish, and in the process appears to have inflicted anguish on those around him.

Herman Melville was an intense and tortured writer, plagued by writing anxiety, emotional problems, and painful physical ailments. He produced his extraordinary body of work only with great anguish, and he appears to have inflicted great anguish on those around him. According to Elizabeth Renker, we learn much about Melville's fiction if we see how violent and frustrating the experience of writing was for him.

In Strike through the Mask Renker argues that Melville's frustrated engagement with the page--characterized by illegible handwriting, chronically bad spelling, and violent manipulations of text--is the most important source of his work's drama and power. She examines the impact on his writing of his struggles with writer's block and depression. And she explores Melville's complex relationship with women, particularly his wife and sisters, on whom he depended to copy and correct his manuscripts.

Renker sees Melville's experience of writing reflected in his haunting and enduring theme of disturbing, impenetrable faces. Ahab's famous desire to "strike through the mask" of the dead, blind "pasteboard" wall echoes Melville's own relentless striking through and rewriting in his private battle with the blank page.

"There is... the uncomfortable suggestion that Melville physically and emotionally abused his wife. One letter reveals that Elizabeth Melville's minister proposed a feigned kidnap to spirit her away from husband and home... Those interested must turn to Elizabeth Renker's... Strike Through the Mask." -- Times Literary Supplement

"Herman relied on [his wife] and his sisters to copy out his illegible manuscripts; those very manuscripts, with his violent revisions, displayed his hostility toward them. And this new view of the relationship, [Renker] said, must change the way we view his work." -- Philip Weiss, New York Times Magazine

"A fascinating new perspective on Melville's career. From a meticulous scrutiny of the material and visual features of Melville's manuscripts, Renker develops the connections between Melville's works and his strenuous work of composing them." -- Gillian Brown, University of Utah

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