The Poems of Herman Melville
Unlike his fiction, which has been popular and often reprinted, Melville's poetry remains obscure: The last "collected poems" appeared in 1947 and "selected poems" in the 1970s, and only two books dealing exclusively with Melville's poetry have appeared, both published in the 1970s. In this revised edition of his Poems of Herman Melville, Douglas Robillard updates the scholarship on the poetry through his introduction and notes and makes a case for a revised estimate of the importance of Melville as a poet.
The Poems of Herman Melville contains entire texts of "Battle-Pieces" (1866), "John Marr and Other Sailors" (1888), and "Timoleon" (1891). Selected cantos from "Clarel" are reprinted with accompanying notes and commentary. Melville scholars will appreciate the depth and scope of this addition to the critical study of this American poet.
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The poems of Herman MelvilleUser Review - Not Available - Book Verdict
This collection of poetry is edited by Melville scholar Robillard, author of the book-length study Melville and the Visual Arts as well as a number of periodical articles. It presents the complete ... Read full review
Review: The Poems of Herman MelvilleUser Review - Chris Webber - Goodreads
A most excellent compilation of Melville's poetry, edited by Dougas Robillard. Includes Battle Pieces, John Marr and Timoleon. Also varied pieces including one I really liked: Art In placid hours well ... Read full review
Contents On the Photograph of a Corps Commander
Part One Jerusalem Cantos 2933
Part Two The Wilderness Cantos 2935
Part Four Bethlehem Cantos 1016