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Author Parker, Hershel.

Title Melville : the making of the poet / Hershel Parker.

Imprint Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, 2008.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    813.3 MELVILLE,H PAR    Available
Description x, 238 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 217-223) and index.
Contents Melville's lost books and the trajectory of his career as poet -- A poet in prose: how critics prepared Melville to think of himself as a poet -- Melville as hearer and reciter of poetry -- The omnipresence of poetry, 1820s-1848 -- The renewed power of poetry in Melville's life, 1849-1856 -- The status of poetry and the temptation of flunkeyism -- A nonpartisan becoming a poet during the Risorgimento -- Melville's progress as poet, 1857(?) to May 1860 -- Possible contents of Poems (1860) -- On the Meteor: Melville when he thought he was a published poet -- His verse still unpublished, Melville defines himself as poet, 1861-1862 -- Battle-pieces and aspects of the war: Melville's second volume of poems.
Subject Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Criticism and interpretation.
ISBN 9780810124646 (cloth : alk. paper) : $32.95
0810124645 (cloth : alk. paper)

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