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Monumental Melville

the formation of a literary career

by Edgar A. Dryden

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Published by Stanford University Press in Stanford, Calif .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Criticism and interpretation

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 195-222) and index.

    StatementEdgar A. Dryden.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS2387 .D795 2004
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 230 p. ;
    Number of Pages230
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL3676170M
    ISBN 10080474906X
    LC Control Number2003013461

    Melville's book enjoyed a reputation as a reliable source of firsthand anthropological lore for decades before his use of poetic license came to light. Nevertheless, modern readers appreciate the tale as an intriguing mix of experience and imagination, a combination that enlivened and informed Melville's other works. The monumental. For those who can't get enough of Melville—and they are a sizeable minority—this truly monumental achievement is the perfect book." — Publishers Weekly "The misery of [Melville's later] years is underscored by the most authoritative account of them ever: Herman Melville, A Biography, Volume 2, , by Hershel Parker.

    Moby-Dick; or, The Whale is an novel by American writer Herman book is the sailor Ishmael's narrative of the obsessive quest of Ahab, captain of the whaling ship Pequod, for revenge on Moby Dick, the giant white sperm whale that on the ship's previous voyage bit off Ahab's leg at the knee. A contribution to the literature of the American Renaissance, Moby-Dick was published. To European explorers, it was Eden, a paradise of waist-high grasses, towering stands of walnut, maple, chestnut, and oak, and forests that teemed with bears, wolves, raccoons, beavers, otters, and foxes. Today, it is the site of Broadway and Wall Street, the Empire State Building and the Statue of Liberty, and the home of millions of people, who have come from every corner of the nation and.

    ”C ompulsively readable a manifesto for our times.” — Reza Aslan, author of God: A Human History ”This book is urgently needed. Humanity can’t afford to ignore the horrendous possibilities that lie ahead.” — Marianne Williamson, New York Times bestselling author ”Flynn Coleman is a wonderfully astute, perceptive, and reliable guide as we ascend into our future.”.   Melville's first published novel, a literary foreshadow of the great heights he will achieve with "Moby Dick", is a semi-autobiographical account of his three week (though in the book, it's 4 month) stay as a captive of the rumored cannibalistic Typee tribe in the Polynesian Marquesas Islands.


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Monumental Melville focuses first on the way Melville’s growing disdain for fame “of the literary sort” informs Moby-Dick and Melville’s later fiction, then goes on to offer close readings of his published verse, exposing a poetics of double-dealing based on an ironic interplay between the text and the contexts it allusively by: Melville's Monumental Imagination explores the connection between the contested 19th century American monument tradition and one of the nation's most revered authors, Herman Melville ().

The book was written to fill a void in recent Melville scholarship. To date, there has not been a monograph that focuses exclusively on Melville's. Monumental Melville focuses first on the way Melville\'s growing disdain for fame \"of the literary sort\" informs Moby-Dick and Melville\'s later fiction, then goes on to offer close readings of his published verse, exposing a poetics of double-dealing based on an ironic interplay between the text and the contexts it allusively arouses.

Book Description. Melville's Monumental Imagination explores the connection between the contested 19th century American monument tradition and one of the nation's most revered authors, Herman Melville ().

The book was written to fill a void in recent Melville scholarship. To date, there has not been a monograph that focuses exclusively on Melville's incorporation of monuments in his. Monumental Melville offers a major study of how Melville's slow and fitful rejection of fiction‐writing established the imperative to remake himself as a national poet, an epic poet, a nostalgic poet, and an alienated modern Classicist poet.

Given Dryden's interest in “the formation of a Monumental Melville book career,” however, he might have devoted some attention, beyond the single endnote reference. Monumental Melville focuses first on the way Melville's growing disdain for fame "of the literary sort" informs Moby-Dick and Melville's later fiction, then goes on to offer close readings of his published verse, exposing a poetics of double-dealing based on an ironic interplay between Monumental Melville book text and the contexts it allusively : Edgar A.

Dryden. Melville's Monumental Imagination explores the connection between the contested 19th century American monument tradition and one of the nation's most revered authors, Herman Melville (). The book was written to fill a void in recent Melville scholarship. To date, there has not been a monograph that focuses exclusively on Melville's incorporation of monuments in his fictional world.

Melville Morgan offer a broad range of headstones, vases, tablets, bibles and wedges for our clients, with a selection of these available for viewing. It is important to understand in advance that there is a necessary time delay after interment before monumental stones can be erected, to allow ground to settle.

Open Book. A personalised. InVan Wyck Brooks, comparing Whitman’s Leaves of Grass with Melville’s Moby-Dick, argued that “[o]ne gave the dark side of the planet, the other the bright” (Brooks: ).

Brooks’s insight captures the dramatic polarity of America’s literary giants. Melville and Whitman were contemporaries, both born inboth men died within a year of each other (). A boatload of books have been written about Melville and his masterpiece, including Nick Selby’s Herman Melville: giving us the tools to approach Moby-Dick not only as a monumental.

Founded in Paris inSP Books publishes limited facsimile editions of literary manuscripts. Large format and assembled by hand, each book is. Monumental Melville offers the first extended analysis of Melville's career to read his prose and the poetry that followed it as a legible sequence in a writing life.

When Melville turned to poetry at mid-career, he deliberately abandoned the conventions of fiction and the shared public world they imply.

Monumental Melville focuses first on the way Melville's growing disdain for fame of the. Henry Dundas, 1st Viscount Melville, PC, FRSE (28 April – 28 May ) was a Scottish advocate and Tory politician.

He was the trusted lieutenant of British prime minister William Pitt, and the most powerful man in Scotland in the latter decades of the 18th century. Melville's monumental mind --Peeping into Polynesian memorials: ekphrastic indifference in travel and Typee --Plodding through Mardi's mazes and monuments: the imaginary voyage into ekphrastic hope --Redburn and the realistic journey of ekphrastic fear --Fast fish, fluid forms, and Moby-Dick --Pierre and Israel Potter: fragments, fissures.

: Melville's Monumental Imagination (Studies in Major Literary Authors) (): Ian S. Maloney: Books. A literary classic that wasn't recognized for its merits until decades after its publication, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick tells the tale of a whaling ship and its crew, who are carried progressively further out to sea by the fiery Captain Ahab.

Obsessed with killing the massive whale, which had previously bitten off Ahab's leg, the seasoned seafarer steers his ship to confront the creature 4/5(). "The misery of [Melville's later] years is underscored by the most authoritative account of them ever: Herman Melville, A Biography, Volume 2,by Hershel Parker.

The book is 1, pages long, a generous monument of research that lovingly details Melville's reading and his family's activities, and seeks to uplift his poetry.". In this study of Melville's Billy Budd, Sailor, renowned Melville scholar Hershel Parker provides the fullest introduction to and analysis of this work to date.

It is the first complete reading of Billy Budd to draw on the definitive but neglected Hayford-Sealts Genetic Text. For the first time, it places Billy Budd in the context of Melville's writings and projects of the last decade of his. No American masterpiece casts quite as awesome a shadow as Melville's monumental Moby Dick.

Mad Captain Ahab's quest for the White Whale is a timeless epic--a stirring tragedy of vengeance and obsession, a searing parable about humanity lost in a universe of. Many critics were impressed with the detailed account of whaling voyages, but during Melville's entire lifetime, the book sold only 3, copies.

Interest in maritime adventures was dwindling as. Daniel Mendelsohn’s July 12 review of David Mitchell’s “Utopia Avenue,” which turns into a consideration of all of Mitchell’s work (eight monumental books condensed into a few pages.Sometime in the s, an Englishwoman came aboard a trading schooner anchored off the Samoan island of Upolu.

"I have brought you some books," she said to the captain, "and among them are three volumes by an American writer—Herman Melville.

It is called The Whale, and it is the strangest, wildest, and saddest story I have ever read.".Books shelved as monumental: Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace, Ulysses by James Joyce, Das Kapital by Karl Marx, Great Treasury of Western Thought.