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Author Melville, Herman, 1819-1891, author.

Title Complete poems / Herman Melville ; Hershel Parker, editor ; [notes, Robert A. Sandberg].

Publication Info. New York : The Library of America, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  811 Melville,H MEL    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor  New Shelf  811.3 MEL    Available
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1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
Description 990 pages : maps ; 21 cm.
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Series Library of America ; 320
Library of America ; 320.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Battle-pieces and aspects of the war -- Clarel: a poem and pilgrimage in the Holy Land -- John Marr and other sailors with some sea pieces -- Timoleon etc. -- Weeds and wildings chiefly: with A rose for two -- Parthenop -- Uncollected poetry and prose-and-verse
Summary "Herman Melville ranks with Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson as one of the three great American poets of the nineteenth century. Whether meditating on the bloody battlefields of the Civil War, the mysteries of faith and doubt in the Holy Land, or the strange relationship between the Maldive Shark and the pilot fish that glide before "his Gorgonian head," Melville's verse combines precise physical detail and rich metaphysical speculation in an unorthodox style and with a compressed power uniquely his own. The fruit of decades of textual scholarship, this fourth and final volume of the Library of America Melville edition gathers for the first time in one volume all of Melville's poems: the four books of poetry published in his lifetime, his uncollected poems, and the poems from two projected volumes of poetry and prose left unfinished at his death. Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War is both a deeply philosophical work of mourning for the Civil War dead and a fascinating record of campaigns and battles and the war's immediate aftermath. With a cast of characters to rival Moby-Dick, the epic poem Clarel, about a young American divinity student's pilgrimage to the Holy Land, plumbs the profound existential and religious questions that haunted Melville throughout his life. In two late privately issued books, the retrospective John Marr and Other Sailors and Timoleon Etc., the aging poet returns to the nautical scenes and reading of his youth. Many of the poems in the two manuscripts left unfinished at Melville's death, Weeds and Wildings and Parthenope, have not been previously available in a reliable trade edition."--Publisher.
Subject Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages -- Poetry.
Sailing -- Poetry.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Poetry.
Genre/Form Poetry.
Added Author Container of (work): Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Battle-pieces and aspects of the war.
Container of (work): Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Clarel.
Container of (work): Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. John Marr and other sailors.
Container of (work): Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Timoleon.
Container of (work): Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Weeds and wildings.
Container of (work): Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Parthenope.
Parker, Hershel, editor.
Sandberg, Robert A. (Robert Allen), contributor.
Added Title Poems.
Herman Melville : collected poems
Cover Title Melville : collected poems
ISBN 9781598536188 hardcover $45.00
1598536184 hardcover $45.00

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