Selected Poems of Herman Melville
The entries collected in The Selected Poems of Herman Melville were chosen with literary consideration foremost, but poems of lesser regard also appear in the interest of exploring Melville's artistic development and their correlation with his novels. Included are poems from Battle Pieces, commemorating the Civil War; Clarel, an ambitious work of epic length about travelers to the Holy Land; John Marr and Other Sailors, draw from his experience as a seaman; and pieces he had in planning,such as those about the "Burgundy Club" and a collection of verses to be dedicated to his wife. This Fordham edition includes a new postscript by Hennig Cohen, as well as Professor Cohen's commentary on the poems.
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Edited by Robert Penn Warren (who also provides a 71-page introduction), this 1970 collection is the most extensive gathering of Melville's poetry available and solidified his reputation as a poet ... Read full review
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Page 6 - Power unanointed may come — Dominion (unsought by the free) And the Iron Dome, Stronger for stress and strain, Fling her huge shadow athwart the main ; But the Founders' dream shall flee. Age after age shall be As age after age has been, (From man's changeless heart their way they win) ; And death be busy with all who strive — Death, with silent negative.