No Mysteries Out of Ourselves

Identity and Textual Form in the Novels of Herman Melville

Author: Peter J. Bellis

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

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In this book Peter J. Bellis aims to show how Melville's career is shaped by his desire to define and represent the self, to find a secure identity on which to base personal and social relations. Using Typee, Pierre, White-Jacket, Redburn, Billy Budd, and Moby-Dick as models, Bellis isolates three forms of selfhood—the integrity of the physical body, the son's genealogical link to his father, and the coherence of an autobiographical text—that Melville explores throughout his work. He shows how, as Melville texts each of these, his work becomes increasingly self-reflexive and self-critical; his search for an absolute ground for both self and text ends by undermining the very authority it would establish. In this Melville differed markedly from Whitman and Thoreau, who did find or create identities for themselves in their writing. Bellis examines Melville's last novel, The Confidence-Man, to show his method as ultimately deconstructive—culminating, in fact, in the abandonment of Melville's own career as a novelist.

Melville’s Anatomies

Author: Samuel Otter

Publisher: Univ of California Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 418

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In fascinating new contextual readings of four of Herman Melville's novels—Typee, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick, and Pierre—Samuel Otter delves into Melville's exorbitant prose to show how he anatomizes ideology, making it palpable and strange. Otter portrays Melville as deeply concerned with issues of race, the body, gender, sentiment, and national identity. He articulates a range of contemporary texts (narratives of travelers, seamen, and slaves; racial and aesthetic treatises; fiction; poetry; and essays) in order to flesh out Melville's discursive world. Otter presents Melville's works as "inside narratives" offering material analyses of consciousness. Chapters center on the tattooed faces in Typee, the flogged bodies in White-Jacket, the scrutinized heads in Moby-Dick, and the desiring eyes and eloquent, constricted hearts of Pierre. Otter shows how Melville's books tell of the epic quest to know the secrets of the human body. Rather than dismiss contemporary beliefs about race, self, and nation, Melville inhabits them, acknowledging their appeal and examining their sway. Meticulously researched and brilliantly argued, this groundbreaking study links Melville's words to his world and presses the relations between discourse and ideology. It will deeply influence all future studies of Melville and his work.

The Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville

Author: Robert S. Levine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

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The Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville is intended to provide a critical introduction to Melville's work. The essays have been specially commissioned for this volume, and provide a comprehensive overview of Melville's career. All of Melville's key works, including Moby-Dick, Typee, White Jacket, The Tambourine in Glory and The Confidence Man, are examined, as well as most of his poetry and short fiction. Written at a level both challenging and accessible, the volume provides fresh perspectives on one of the most significant writers of nineteenth-century America whose work continues to fascinate readers and stimulate new study.

Melville's City

Literary and Urban Form in Nineteenth-Century New York

Author: Wyn Kelley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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This is the first in-depth study of Melville’s relationship to the city.

White-Jacket

Or, The World in a Man-of-war

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: American fiction

Page: 465

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Delphi Complete Works of Herman Melville (Illustrated)

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: Delphi Classics

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 4651

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Herman Melville is a giant of American literature, whose novels are hailed as literary masterpieces. This eBook offers readers the complete works for the first time in digital print, as well as an array of bonus features. Features: * illustrated with many images relating to Melville’s life and works * annotated with concise introductions to the novels and other works * ALL the novels (except BILLY BUDD), with separate contents tables * MOBY-DICK and other works are presented with their original illustrations * images of how the novels first appeared, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * two short story collections * the complete poetry collections * the scarce poetry collection WEEDS AND WILDINGS, which Melville wrote for his wife - first time in digital print * uncollected poetry section, with rare works * separate CHRONOLOGICAL and ALPHABETICAL contents tables for the poetry – find that special poem easily! * includes Melville's complete essays, available nowhere else * bonus collection of letters by Melville - explore the writer's personal correspondence * boasts a special criticism section, with essays by writers such as D.H. Lawrence and Virginia Woolf examining Melville’s contribution to literature * features Raymond Weaver's seminal biography on Melville, which sparked the great revival in the author * scholarly ordering of texts in chronological order and literary genres, allowing easy navigation around Melville’s immense oeuvre CONTENTS: The Novels Typee Omoo Mardi Redburn White-Jacket Moby-Dick Pierre Israel Potter The Confidence-Man Billy Budd, Sailor The Short Story Collections The Piazza Tales The Apple-Tree Table and Other Sketches Billy Budd and Other Prose Pieces The Short Stories List of the Short Stories The Poetry Collections Battle Pieces and Aspects of the War Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land John Marr and Other Sailors Timoleon and Other Ventures Weeds and Wildings, with a Rose or Two Uncollected Poems The Poems List of Poems in Chronological Order List of Poems in Alphabetical Order The Essays Fragments from a Writing Desk Etchings of a Whaling Cruise Review Authentic Anecdotes of ‘Old Zack’ Mr Parkman’s Tour Cooper’s New Novel A Thought on Book-Binding Hawthorne and His Mosses The Letters Some Personal Letters of Herman Melville by Meade Minnigerode The Criticism The Best Sea-Story Ever Written by Archibald Macmechan Herman Melville’s Moby Dick by D. H. Lawrence Herman Melville’s Typee and Omoo by D. H. Lawrence Herman Melville by Virginia Woolf The Biography Herman Melville: Man, Mariner and Mystic by Raymond Weaver

HERMAN MELVILLE – Premium Collection: 24 Novels & Novellas; With 140+ Poems & Essays

Adventure Classics, Sea Tales & Philosophical Novels, Including Moby-Dick, Typee, Omoo, Bartleby the Scrivener, Benito Cereno, Mardi, Redburn, White-Jacket, Pierre, Israel Potter, The Confidence-Man…

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 5039

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This carefully crafted ebook: “HERMAN MELVILLE – Premium Collection: 24 Novels & Novellas; With 140+ Poems & Essays” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Herman Melville is one of the greatest American novelists, short story writer and a poet. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change. Content: Introduction Herman Melville by Virginia Woolf Novels Typee Omoo Mardi Redburn White-Jacket Moby-Dick Pierre Israel Potter The Confidence-Man Short Stories The Piazza Tales: The Piazza Bartleby, the Scrivener Benito Cereno The Lightning-Rod Man The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles The Bell-Tower The Apple-Tree Table and Other Sketches: The Apple-Tree Table Jimmy Rose I and My Chimney The Paradise of Bachelors and The Tartarus of Maids Cock-a-Doodle-Doo! The Fiddler Poor Man’s Pudding and Rich Man’s Crumbs The Happy Failure The 'Gees Poetry Collections: Clarel – A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War Timoleon and Other Ventures in Minor Verse John Marr and Other Sailors: Bridgeroom Dick Tom Deadlight Jack Roy The Haglets The Aeolian Harp To the Master of the "Meteor" Far off Shore The Man-of-War Hawk The Figure-Head The Good Craft "Snow Bird" Old Counsel The Tuft of Kelp The Maldive Shark To Ned Crossing the Tropics The Berg The Enviable Isles Pebbles Poems from Mardi: We Fish Invocation Dirge Marlena Pipe Song Song of Yoomy Gold The Land of Love Essays Fragments from a Writing Desk Etchings of a Whaling Cruise Authentic Anecdotes of “Old Zack” Mr. Parkman’s Tour Cooper’s New Novel A Thought on Book-Binding Hawthorne and His Mosses

THE TALES OF THE SEA - Premium Collection: 10 Maritime Novels & Adventure Classics in One Volume

Moby-Dick, Typee, Omoo, Mardi, Redburn, White-Jacket, Israel Potter, Billy Budd, Sailor, Benito Cereno & The Encantadas (Based on the Author's Experiences on a Cargo Ship & US Navy Service)

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 3359

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This carefully crafted ebook: “THE TALES OF THE SEA” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: White-Jacket; or, The World in a Man-of-War is a memoir of a year spent on a U.S. man-of-war, the 54-gun frigate USS “Neversink” in a voyage from Chile to Norfolk. Redburn: His First Voyage recounts the adventures of a refined young man among coarse and brutal sailors and the seedier areas of Liverpool. Mardi, and a Voyage Thither details the traveling of an American sailor who abandons his whaling vessel to explore the South Pacific. Moby-Dick; or, The Whale – Sailor Ishmael tells the story of the obsessive quest of captain Ahab for revenge on Moby Dick, the white whale that on the previous whaling voyage bit off his leg at the knee. Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile – After hearing a rousing speech by General George Washington, Israel Potter leaves his plow to fight in the American Revolution. Billy Budd, Sailor: (An Inside Narrative) – A tale about seaman impressed into service in the year 1797, when the British Royal Navy was reeling from two major mutinies. Benito Cereno is a story about the revolt on a Spanish slavery ship captained by Don Benito Cereno. The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles consists of ten "Sketches" on the Galápagos Islands. Typee: A Peep at Polynesian Life describes the narrator's four month stay on the island Nuku Hiva in the South Pacific Marquesas Islands. It is a story of capture, escape and romance. Omoo: A Narrative of Adventures in the South Seas – After leaving the island of Nuku Hiva, the narrator ships aboard a whaling vessel that makes its way to Tahiti. Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change.

HERMAN MELVILLE Ultimate Collection: 50+ Adventure Classics, Philosophical Novels & Short Stories

Moby-Dick, Typee, Omoo, Bartleby the Scrivener, Benito Cereno, Billy Budd Sailor, Redburn, White-Jacket, Pierre, Israel Potter, The Piazza, Etchings of a Whaling Cruise, John Marr and Other Sailors…

Author: Herman Melville

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 5364

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This carefully crafted ebook: "HERMAN MELVILLE Ultimate Collection" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Herman Melville (1819-1891) was an American novelist, short story writer and a poet. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change. Novels: Typee Omoo Mardi Redburn White-Jacket Moby-Dick Pierre Israel Potter The Confidence-Man Billy Budd, Sailor Short Stories: The Piazza Bartleby, the Scrivener Benito Cereno The Lightning-Rod Man The Encantadas, or Enchanted Isles The Bell-Tower The Apple-Tree Table Jimmy Rose I and My Chimney The Paradise of Bachelors and The Tartarus of Maids Cock-a-Doodle-Doo! The Fiddler Poor Man's Pudding and Rich Man's Crumbs The Happy Failure The 'Gees The Two Temples Daniel Orme Poetry Collections: Clarel – A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War Timoleon and Other Ventures in Minor Verse Weeds and Wildings, With a Rose or Two John Marr and Other Sailors Bridgeroom Dick Tom Deadlight Jack Roy The Haglets The Aeolian Harp To the Master of the "Meteor" Far off Shore The Man-of-War Hawk The Figure-Head The Good Craft "Snow Bird" Old Counsel The Tuft of Kelp The Maldive Shark To Ned Crossing the Tropics The Berg The Enviable Isles Pebbles Poems from Mardi We Fish Invocation Dirge Marlena Pipe Song Song of Yoomy Gold The Land of Love Other Poems Essays: Fragments from a Writing Desk Etchings of a Whaling Cruise Authentic Anecdotes of "Old Zack" Mr. Parkman's Tour Cooper's New Novel A Thought on Book-Binding Hawthorne and His Mosses Criticism: Herman Melville by Virginia Woolf Herman Melville's Moby Dick by D.H. Lawrence Herman Melville's Typee and Omoo by D.H. Lawrence