Selected Poems (Melville, Herman) (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Jun 27, 2006 - Poetry - 384 pages
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While best known for such novels as his monumental Moby-Dick, Herman Melville was also an extraordinarily gifted poet. This is the most complete anthology of Melville’s poetry ever published in a single volume. It features a large selection from Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War, along with Melville’s own notes and prose supplement; cantos from all four books of Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land; selections from Melville’s later books, Timoleon, John Marr and Other Sailors, and Weeds and Wildings, Chiefly, with a Rose or Two; as well as a number of his powerful and lesserknown uncollected poems. This volume will usher in a new appreciation for Melville’s poetic gifts.
  • Includes a new introduction to Melville's life and later career as a poet during the Civil War and Gilded Age, as well as notes and suggestions for further reading

  

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ON THE HOME GUARDS
ON THE GRAVE
COMMEMORATIVE OF A NAVAL VICTORY
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TOM DEADLIGHT 1810
JACK ROY
THE TUFT OF KELP
CROSSING THE TROPICS From The SayayManto
THE ENVIABLE ISLES From Rammon
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VENICE
PISAS LEANING TOWER
MILAN CATHEDRAL
GREEK MASONRY
IN THE DESERT
BEFORE
BATTLEPIECES
CLAREL
JOHN MARR AND OTHER SAILORS
TIMOLEON ETC
MISCELLANEOUS POEMS
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About the author (2006)

Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet who received wide acclaim for his earliest novels, such as "Typee" and "Redburn", but fell into relative obscurity by the end of his life. Today, Melville is hailed as one of the definitive masters of world literature for novels including "Moby Dick" and "Billy Budd", as well as for enduringly popular short stories such as "Bartleby", "the Scrivener" and "The Bell-Tower".

Robert Faggen is Barton Evans and H. Andrea Neves Professor of Literature at Claremont McKenna College.

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