The Poems of Herman Melville

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Kent State University Press, 2000 - Poetry - 349 pages
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"The Poems of Herman Melville contains entire texts of "Battle-Pieces" (1866), "John Marr and Other Sailors" (1888), and "Timoleon" (1891). In addition, 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 literary figure."--BOOK JACKET.
 

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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

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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

Introduction i
19
Bat tiePieces
53
Contents On the Photograph of a Corps Commander
104
Part One Jerusalem Cantos 2933
193
Part Two The Wilderness Cantos 2935
209
Part Four Bethlehem Cantos 1016
228
Editors Notes to Clarel excerpts
255
John Mar r and Other Sailors
263
Timoleon
305
Bibliography
345
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Herman Melville (1819-1891), novelist and poet, was born in New York City. Working with Romantic materials of primitivism, individualism, nature and the Gothic, Melville produced a body of fiction that analyzed reality in both its social and metaphysical dimensions. He is best known for his masterpiece, Moby Dick.

DOUGLAS ROBILLARD JR. is Professor of English at the University of Arkansas, Pine Bluff. He specializes in modern literature but as a generalist he has diverse teaching and research interests.

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