Selected Poems (Melville, Herman)
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
TOM DEADLIGHT 1810
THE TUFT OF KELP
CROSSING THE TROPICS From The SayayManto
THE ENVIABLE ISLES From Rammon
PISAS LEANING TOWER
IN THE DESERT
JOHN MARR AND OTHER SAILORS
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