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American Risorgimento: Herman Melville and the Cultural Politics of Italy

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Although Herman Melville is typically considered one of America's earliest cosmopolitan writers, scholarship has focused primarily on his involvement with the South Seas, England, and the Holy Land. In American Risorgimento: Herman Melville and the Cultural Politics of Italy, Dennis Berthold extends Melville's transnational vision both geographically and historically by examining his many references to Italy and Rome in the context of the Risorgimento, Italy's long quest for independence and political unity. Melville's ...

American Risorgimento: Herman Melville and the Cultural Politics of Italy 2009, Ohio State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780814211069

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