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by Herman Melville

ISBN: 0760708363
ISBN13: 978-0760708361
Language: English
Publisher: Barnes Noble Books; First Printing edition (1998)
Pages: 458
Category: Poetry
Subategory: Literature

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Herman Melville (born Melvill; August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet of the American Renaissance period.

Herman Melville (born Melvill; August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer and poet of the American Renaissance period. Melville was born in New York City, the third child of a merchant. Typee, his first book, was followed by a sequel, Omoo (1847).

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Supplied by a Late Consumptive Usher to a Grammar School). Largely neglected in his own lifetime, Herman Melville mastered not only the great American novel but also the short story and novella forms. In Billy Budd and The Piazza Tales, Melville reveals an uncanny awareness of the inscrutable nature of reality. Published posthumously in 1924, Billy Budd is a masterpiece second only to Melville’s Moby-Dick.

Herman Melville was born in New York City in 1819. He worked as a crew member on several vessels beginning in 1839, his experiences spawning his successful early novels Typee (1846) and Omoo (1847). Subsequent books, including his masterpiece Moby-Dick (1851), sold poorly, and by the 1860s Melville had turned to poetry. Following his death in New York City in 1891, he posthumously came to be regarded as one of the great American writers. When Israel Potter leaves his plough to fight in the American Revolution, he's immediately thrown into the Battle of Bunker Hill, where he receives multiple wounds. However, this does not deter him, and after hearing a rousing speech by General George Washington, he volunteers for further duty, this time at sea, where more ill fortune awaits him.

Selected Poems of Herman Melville.

Herman Melville Biography - In addition to writing many sea novels, Herman Melville is the best known author of. .However, during his lifetime, Herman Melville became popular for writing a fictional travel narrative, Type (1846)

Herman Melville Biography - In addition to writing many sea novels, Herman Melville is the best known author of the highly acclaimed American novel, Moby Dick (1851). However, during his lifetime, Herman Melville became popular for writing a fictional travel narrative, Type (1846). Herman Melville was born in New York on August 1, 1819 to a rich mercantile family which declined due to great losses in business. Herman was the third child of his parents who had 8. His father, Allan Melville was an importer of French dry goods who died after going bankrupt when Melville was 12 years old.

Browse through Herman Melville's poems and quotes. Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. 95 poems of Herman Melville. Still I Rise, The Road Not Taken, If You Forget Me, Dreams, Annabel Lee. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten.

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 - September 28, 1891) was born into a seemingly secure, prosperous world, a descendant of prominent Dutch and English families long established in New York State. That security vanished when first, the family business failed, and then, two years later, in young Melville's thirteenth year, his father died. Without enough money to gain the formal education that professions required, Melville was thrown on his own resources and in 1841 sailed off on a whaling ship bound for the South Seas. His experiences at sea during the next four years were to form in part.

Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously only a few years later. By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby-Dick - largely considered a fail There is more than one author with this name. Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet

The study of poetry is important for its understanding of political implications. I wish that our poets today dealt more with political and historical issues of the time.

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... the prophet of America's disillusionment in his almost surrealist novel The Confidence Man, was also the harbinger of the sort of poetry to be written by the young men of World War I. Read this poem and see if it puts you in mind of Wilfred Owen or Rupert Brooke:

Skimming lightly, wheeling still,
The swallows fly low
Over the field in clouded days,
The forest field of Shiloh --
Over the field where April rain
Solaced the parched ones stretched in pain
Through the pause of night
That followed the Sunday fight
Around the church of Shiloh --
The church so lone, the log-built one,
That echoed to many a parting groan
And natural prayer
Of dying foemen mingled there --
Foemen at morn but friends at eve --
Fame or country least their care;
(What like a bullet can undeceive?)
But now they lie low,
While over them the swallows skim,
And all is hushed
At Shiloh.

Written in 1962, in the early stages of the first war fought with modern machinery, with soldiers fed food in cans delivered by trains, with telegraph, rifled cannon shells, iron clad steam powered ships, repeating rifles, and photographers capturing the horrors.

When I first read Melville's poetry, decades ago, I confess I was sorely disappointed. After the linguistic pyrotechnics of his prose, the almost purgative originality of his novels one after another, I was shocked by the staid stanzas and rhymes of "Battle Pieces." There was, after all, another poetic voice in America, that of the author of "Drum Taps" and "Leaves of Grass." Oddly, I find myself more tolerant of Melville's conventionalism now. I sense the need he must have felt for the reinforcement of poetic traditions at a time when his own aspirations and his country's ideals were both collapsing.

Melville didn't fight in the Civil War. He was too old and too encumbered with family. But there's no doubt that he was a staunch anti-slavery man. Here's the first stanza of a poem from 1860:

When ocean clouds over inland hills
Sweep storming in late autumn brown,
And horror the sodden valley fills,
And the spire falls crashing in the town,
I muse upon my country's ills --
The tempest bursting from the waste of Time
On the world's fairest hope linked with man's foulest crime.

Do I need to explicate that the 'foulest crime' was slavery? Melville's withdrawal from the literary scene and sadly from writing prose was the result of his triple disillusionment, with the reading public, with American commercialism, and with religion. Doubt and discouragement were to be the main subjects of his poetry for the rest of his life, especially of his novel-length poem Clarel. Cantos of Clarel are included in this selection, not enough to convince most readers of the intellectual substance of the poem -- and there is substance! -- but easily enough to make "us" regret that Melville didn't stick with prose. Honestly, he's not a great poet -- not a close match for Whitman or Gerard Manley Hopkins or Thomas Hardy -- and I doubt that he aspired to be a great poet. He was writing for an audience of one.

Melville scholar Hennig Cohen gathers 175 pages of Melville's poetry and provides brief explanatory notes about many of the poems.
Cohen's selections show us how Melville's imagination is expressed in verse, and will satisfy most readers who are curious about Melville's poetry. In comparison to Robert Penn Warren's similar volume of Melville selections, the reader will discover a great deal of overlap in the poetry of the Cohen and Warren books, although Cohen bypasses several of my favorites that Warren includes (like "A Scout Toward Aldie", "The Swamp Angel" and "Crossing the Tropics"). But Warren's critical examination and explanations are far more extensive, and he provides a detailed annotation of his editorial decisions in deciphering Melville's text.
One example might illustrate the difference. Cohen publishes the next to last line of "Billy in the Darbies" as "Just ease these darbies at the wrist, and roll me over fair," while Warren splits this into two lines, "Just ease these darbies at the wrist/And roll me over fair". Cohen's notes are silent about any editorial inferences, but Warren's notes display a transcription of Melville's corrections composed within the original draft, then Warren explains why he chose to publish the verse as two lines rather than one.
If you want a good sample of Melville's poetry, Cohen's book will do. But if you're hoping for an excellent critical edition, bypass Cohen and acquire a copy of the out-of-print Warren book.

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by Herman Melville
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by Robert C. Ryan,Harrison Hayford,Alma MacDougall Reising,G. Thomas Tanselle,Herman Melville
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ISBN13: 978-0810111127
language: English
Subcategory: History and Criticism
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by A. Robert Lee,Herman Melville
ISBN: 0460873075
ISBN13: 978-0460873079
language: English
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by Andrew Delbanco,Tom Quirk,Herman Melville
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