Battle-pieces and Aspects of the War

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Harper & Brothers, 1866 - Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) - 272 pages
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Battle-pieces and aspects of the war

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After publishing five novels, some of which flourished and others that floundered, Melville turned his pen to poetry. Melville based his Civil War poems on firsthand experience, and rather than glorify battle, he depicts the horrors and the waste of it. Read full review

Review: Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War: Civil War Poems

User Review  - Peter - Goodreads

Okay, Melville, I give up. I read about 250 pages of this, enjoying very little of it, but now I have to stop. Your verse is mostly vague, forced, unrhythmic, and overly verbose. It doesn't seem ... Read full review

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