Literary Criticism

The New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville

Author: Robert S. Levine

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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The New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville provides timely, critical essays on Melville's classic works. The essays have been specially commissioned for this volume and provide a complete overview of Melville's career. Melville's major novels are discussed, along with a range of his short fiction and poetry, including neglected works ripe for rediscovery. The volume includes essays on such new topics as Melville and oceanic studies, Melville and animal studies, and Melville and the planetary, along with a number of essays that focus on form and aesthetics. Written at a level both challenging and accessible, this New Companion brings together a team of leading international scholars to offer students of American literature the most comprehensive introduction available to Melville's art.
Humor

The Latest Herman

Author: Jim Unger

Publisher: Kansas City [Kan.] : Andrews and McMeel

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Category: Humor

Page: 95

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Cartoons take a humorous look at work, pets, medicine, shopping, dentist visits, creatures from outer space, and everyday life
American wit and humor, Pictorial

The Latest Herman

Author: Jim Unger

Publisher: London : Sheldon Press

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Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Page: 96

View: 612

Biography & Autobiography

Herman Melville: 1851-1891

Author: Hershel Parker

Publisher: JHU Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 997

View: 664

Traces Melville's life from his childhood in New York, through his adventures abroad as a sailor, to his creation of "Moby-Dick," and forty years later, to his death, in obscurity
Biography & Autobiography

Herman Melville

Author: Hershel Parker

Publisher: JHU Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 941

View: 159

Traces Melville's life from his childhood in New York, through his adventures abroad as a sailor, to his creation of "Moby-Dick," and forty years later, to his death, in obscurity
Biography & Autobiography

The Worlds of Herman Kahn

Author: Sharon Ghamari-Tabrizi

Publisher: Harvard University Press

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 387

View: 165

Looks at the nuclear strategist and his 1960 book "On Thermonuclear War," depicting how Herman Kahn became the first virtuoso of unknown unknowns.
Biography & Autobiography

Herman Melville

Author: Kevin J. Hayes

Publisher: Reaktion Books

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

View: 164

Herman Melville is hailed as one of the greats—if not the greatest—of American literature. Born in New York in 1819, he first achieved recognition for his daring stylistic innovations, but it was Moby-Dick that would win him global fame. In this new critical biography, Kevin J. Hayes surveys Melville’s major works and sheds new light on the writer’s unpredictable professional and personal life. Hayes opens the book with an exploration of the revival of interest in Melville’s work thirty years after his death, which coincided with the aftermath of World War I and the rise of modernism. He goes on to examine the composition and reception of Melville’s works, including his first two books, Typee and Omoo, and the novels, short fiction, and poetry he wrote during the forty years after the publication of Moby-Dick. Incorporating a wealth of new information about Melville’s life and the times in which he lived, the book is a concise and engaging introduction to the life of a celebrated but often misunderstood writer.
Humor

"Herman, You Can Get in the Bathroom Now"

Author: Jim Unger

Publisher: Kansas City : Andrews, McMeel & Parker

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Category: Humor

Page: 104

View: 535

Cartoons provide a humorous view of the efforts of characters to deal with the problems of daily life
America

The New World Book List

Author: George, firm, publishers, Bristol, Eng. (1890. William George's Sons)

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Category: America

Page: 146

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Juvenile Nonfiction

Herman Melville

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 205

View: 809

Collect critical essays written from the nineteenth through the early-twentieth centuries about the American author and his work.