The complex author of the quintessential American masterpiece is demystified by a leading contemporary critic. Hardwick's novelistic flair reveals a former whaleship deck-hand whose voyages were the stuff of travel romances that seduced the public.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - FKarr - LibraryThing
Did not enjoy Hardwick's writing style at all. Also, the book was cobbled together from other, earlier writings and was often repetitive. Could not recommend this at all. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - philabookster - LibraryThing
Elizabeth Hardwick’s last book, wherein she shares her considerable enthusiasm for Melville. (Her four-page discussion of Bartleby is a revised version of her essay published in 1983.) Of course, in ... Read full review