Monumental Melville: The Formation of a Literary Career

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Monumental Melville offers the first extended analysis of Melville's career to read his prose and the poetry that followed it as a legible sequence in a writing life. When Melville turned to poetry at mid-career, he deliberately abandoned the conventions of fiction and the shared public world they imply. Monumental Melville focuses first on the way Melville's growing disdain for fame "of the literary sort" informs Moby-Dick and Melville's later fiction, then goes on to offer close readings of his published verse, exposing ...

Monumental Melville: The Formation of a Literary Career 2004, Stanford University Press, Palo Alto

ISBN-13: 9780804749060

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