Melville and Repose: The Rhetoric of Humor in the American Renaissance

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John Bryant's book is a strong and significant argument for the centrality of humor in Melville's novels. The purpose of Melville and Repose is dual: to ground the uses of romantic humor in Melville in sensitive readings of contemporaneous European and American writings, and to offer a definitive account of the comic as the shaping force of Melville's narrative voice throughout the major phase of his literary career. Arguing that Melville saw writing as a series of attempts to reach an unreachable union of word and thought ...

Melville and Repose: The Rhetoric of Humor in the American Renaissance 1997, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195077827

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