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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