Melville s Short Fiction 1853 1856

Melville s Short Fiction  1853 1856
Author: William B. Dillingham
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 406
Release: 2008
ISBN: 0820332712
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Melville s Short Fiction 1853 1856 Book Excerpt:

This study treats comprehensively the sixteen short works of fiction that Herman Melville wrote between 1853 and 1856, most of which were published in Harper's and Putnam's magazines. Concentrating on the writer's two basic motivations for writing as he did in these stories, Dillingham argues that Melville created a surface of almost inane congeniality in many of the works, an illusion of vapidity that camouflages a profundity often missed by his readers. He sought to to hide disturbing themes because the magazines for which he was writing would almost certainly have rejected his attempts to be more direct. Dillingham's method is not, however, confined to a reading of the texts. Melville's stories contain so many allusions to the contemporary scene that they constitute in themselves a cultural study. An important contribution of Melville's Short Fiction is its discussion of these allusions. Finally, Dillingham examines the relationship between the short fiction and Melville's own life. Much of the writer's frustration and struggle is concealed in these early works. Melville's friendship with Hawthorne, for example, an intense and yet in some ways disappointing relationship for both men, is explored as an important influence on several of the stories.

The Method of Melville s Short Fiction

The Method of Melville s Short Fiction
Author: Robert Bruce Bickley,R Bruce Bickley, Jr.
Publsiher: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press
Total Pages: 142
Release: 1975
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: 1819-1891
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Method of Melville s Short Fiction Book Excerpt:

The relationship between literary technique and vision in Melville may be closer in the short stories of the 1850s than anywhere else in his fiction.

The Complete Shorter Fiction

The Complete Shorter Fiction
Author: Herman Melville
Publsiher: Everyman's Library
Total Pages: 536
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Shorter Fiction Book Excerpt:

Gathers all of Melville's short stories and novellas, including "Billy Budd, Sailor," "Bartleby, the Scrivener," and "Benito Cereno"

Great Short Works of Herman Melville

Great Short Works of Herman Melville
Author: Herman Melville
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 516
Release: 2004-03-02
ISBN: 0060586540
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Great Short Works of Herman Melville Book Excerpt:

Billy Budd, Sailor and Bartleby, the Scrivener are two of the most revered shorter works of fiction in history. Here, they are collected along with 19 other stories in a beautifully redesigned collection that represents the best short work of an American master.As Warner Berthoff writes in his introduction to this volume, "It is hard to think of a major novelist or storyteller who is not also a first-rate entertainer . . . a master, according to choice, of high comedy, of one or another robust species of expressive humour, or of some special variety of the preposterous, the grotesque, the absurd. And Melville, certainly, is no exception. A kind of vigorous supervisory humour is his natural idiom as a writer, and one particular attraction of his shorter work is the fresh further display it offers of this prime element in his literary character."

The American Short Story Handbook

The American Short Story Handbook
Author: James Nagel
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2014-12-08
ISBN: 1118902130
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The American Short Story Handbook Book Excerpt:

This is a concise yet comprehensive treatment of the American short story that includes an historical overview of the topic as well as discussion of notable American authors and individual stories, from Benjamin Franklin’s “The Speech of Miss Polly Baker” in 1747 to “The Joy Luck Club”. Includes a selection of writers chosen not only for their contributions of individual stories but for bodies of work that advanced the boundaries of short fiction, including Washington Irving, Sarah Orne Jewett, Stephen Crane, Jamaica Kincaid, and Tim O’Brien Addresses the ways in which American oral storytelling and other narrative traditions were integral to the formation and flourishing of the short story genre Written in accessible and engaging prose for students at all levels by a renowned literary scholar to illuminate an important genre that has received short shrift in scholarly literature of the last century Includes a glossary defining the most common terms used in literary history and in critical discussions of fiction, and a bibliography of works for further study

Melville s Short Fiction

Melville s Short Fiction
Author: Rosemary Austin Kenny
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 742
Release: 1980
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Melville s Short Fiction Book Excerpt:

A Historical Guide to Herman Melville

A Historical Guide to Herman Melville
Author: Giles Gunn
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2005-06-02
ISBN: 0199729042
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Historical Guide to Herman Melville Book Excerpt:

This collection gathers together original essays dealing with Melville's relations with his historical era, with class, with the marketplace, with ethnic otherness, and with religion. These essays are framed by a new, short biography by Robert Milder, an introduction by Giles Gunn, an illustrated chronology, and a bibliographical essay. Taken together, these pieces afford a fresh and searching set of perspectives on Melville's connections both with his own age and also with our own. This book makes the case, as does no other collection of criticism of its size, for Melville's commanding centrality to nineteenth-century American writing.

Melville Women

Melville   Women
Author: Elizabeth A. Schultz,Haskell S. Springer,Professor Haskell Springer
Publsiher: Kent State University Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780873388597
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Melville Women Book Excerpt:

Throughout his life, Melville lived surrounded by women, and he wove women's experiences into most of his literary work, early and late. The 12 essays in this collection extend the interest in Melville and women evident in recent scholarship, biography, art, and drama.

Herman Melville

Herman Melville
Author: Wyn Kelley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 0470693274
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Herman Melville Book Excerpt:

This unique introduction explores Herman Melville as he described himself in Billy Budd-"a writer whom few know." Moving beyond the recurring depiction of Melville as the famous author of Moby-Dick, this book traces his development as a writer while providing the basic tools for successful critical reading of his novels. Offers a brief introduction to Melville, covering all his major works Showcases Melville's writing process through his correspondence with Nathaniel Hawthorne Provides a clear sense of Melville's major themes and preoccupations Focuses on Typee, Moby-Dick, and Billy Budd in individual chapters Includes a biography, summary of key works, interpretation, commentary, and an extensive bibliography.

Rhetorical Deception in the Short Fiction of Hawthorne Poe and Melville

Rhetorical Deception in the Short Fiction of Hawthorne  Poe  and Melville
Author: Terry J. Martin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 132
Release: 1998
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rhetorical Deception in the Short Fiction of Hawthorne Poe and Melville Book Excerpt:

This study analyzes an innovative rhetorical strategy employed in certain of the most challenging and misunderstood stories of American Renaissance, including Young Goodman Brown, Murders in the Rue Morgue and Benito Cereno. In these stories the reader is forced to take the view of a character who is self-deluded and implicated in crime, yet whose nature is never explicitly revealed, except through the works latent symbolic structure. The study seeks to offer original readings of these stories, identifying them as a significant sub-genre of the modern short story.

Herman Melville in Context

Herman Melville in Context
Author: Kevin J. Hayes
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2018-01-11
ISBN: 1316766969
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Herman Melville in Context Book Excerpt:

Herman Melville in Context provides the fullest introduction in one volume to the multifaceted life and times of Herman Melville, a towering figure in nineteenth-century American and world literature. The book grounds the study of Herman Melville's writings to the world that influenced their composition, publication and recognition, making it a valuable resource to scholars, teachers, students and general readers. Bringing together contributions covering a wide range of topics, the collection of essays covers the geographical, social, cultural and literary contexts of Melville's life and works, as well as its literary reception. Herman Melville in Context will enable readers to approach Melville's writings with fuller insight, and to read and understand them in a way that approximates the way they were read and understood in his time.

Alcohol in the Writings of Herman Melville

Alcohol in the Writings of Herman Melville
Author: Corey Evan Thompson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2015-10-14
ISBN: 1476621209
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Alcohol in the Writings of Herman Melville Book Excerpt:

In early to mid-19th century America, there were growing debates concerning the social acceptability of alcohol and its consumption. Temperance reformers publicly decried the evils of liquor, and America’s greatest authors began to write works of temperance fiction, stories that urged Americans to refrain from imbibing. Herman Melville was born in an era when drunkenness was part of daily life for American men but came of age at a time when the temperance movement had gained social and literary momentum. This first full-length analysis of alcohol and intoxication in Melville’s novels, short fiction and poetry shows how he entered the debate in the latter half of the 19th century. Throughout his work he cautions readers to avoid alcohol and consistently illustrates negative outcomes of drinking.

The New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville

The New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville
Author: Robert S. Levine
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2013-11-25
ISBN: 1107470420
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville Book Excerpt:

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.

Melville s Wisdom

Melville s Wisdom
Author: Damien B. Schlarb
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 273
Release: 2021
ISBN: 0197585566
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Melville s Wisdom Book Excerpt:

"This book explores the manner in which Herman Melville responds to the spiritual crisis of modernity by using the language of the biblical Old Testament wisdom books to moderate contemporary discourses on religion, skepticism, and literature. Melville's work is an example of how romantic literature fills the interpretive lacuna left by contemporary theology. Damien Schlarb argues that attending to Melville's engagement with the wisdom books (Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes) can help us understand a paradox at the heart of American modernity: the simultaneous displacement and affirmation of biblical language and religious culture. In wisdom, which addresses questions of theology, radical scepticism, and the nature of evil, Melville finds an ethos of critical inquiry that allows him to embrace the acumen of modern analytical techniques such as higher biblical criticism, while salvaging simultaneously the spiritual authority of biblical language. Wisdom for Melville constitutes both object and analytical framework in this balancing act. Melville's Wisdom joins other works of postsecular literary studies in challenging its own discipline's constitutive secularization narrative by rethinking modern, putatively secular cultural formations in terms of their reciprocity with religious concepts and texts. Schlarb foregrounds Melville's sustained, career-spanning concern with biblical wisdom, its formal properties, and its knowledge-creating potential. By excavating this project from Melville's oeuvre, Melville's Wisdom shows how he seeks to avoid the spiritually corrosive effects of suspicious reading while celebrating truth-seeking over subversive iniquity"--

A Companion to Herman Melville

A Companion to Herman Melville
Author: Wyn Kelley
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 616
Release: 2015-08-17
ISBN: 1119045274
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Companion to Herman Melville Book Excerpt:

In a series of 35 original essays, this companion demonstrates the relevance of Melville’s works in the twenty-first century. Presents 35 original essays by scholars from around the world, representing a range of different approaches to Melville Considers Melville in a global context, and looks at the impact of global economies and technologies on the way people read Melville Takes account of the latest and most sophisticated scholarship, including postcolonial and feminist perspectives Locates Melville in his cultural milieu, revising our views of his politics on race, gender and democracy Reveals Melville as a more contemporary writer than his critics have sometimes assumed

The Stuttering Son in Literature and Psychology

The Stuttering Son in Literature and Psychology
Author: Myron Tuman
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2022-10-31
ISBN: 3031100395
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Stuttering Son in Literature and Psychology Book Excerpt:

The Stuttering Son: A Literary Study of Boys and Their Fathers examines stuttering, a condition which overwhelmingly affects boys, in terms of the complex relationships a number of male authors have had with their fathers. Most of these writers, from Cotton Mather to John Updike, were themselves stutterers; for two others, Melville and Kafka, the focus shifts to how similar family tensions contributed to their interest in the related condition of anorexia. A final section looks at the patricidal impulse lurking behind much of this analysis, as evident in Dostoyevsky, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and Nietzsche. By focusing on the issue of a boy’s emotional development, this book attempts to re-establish the value of a broadly psychological approach to understanding stuttering.

Studies in Short Fiction

Studies in Short Fiction
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 796
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic journals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Studies in Short Fiction Book Excerpt:

Trickster Lives

Trickster Lives
Author: Jeanne Campbell Reesman
Publsiher: University of Georgia Press
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2001-01-01
ISBN: 9780820322773
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Trickster Lives Book Excerpt:

At once criminal and savior, clown and creator, antagonist and mediator, the character of trickster has made frequent appearances in works by writers the world over. Usually a figure both culturally specific and transcendent, trickster leads the way to the unconscious, the concealed, and the seemingly unattainable. This book offers thirteen interpretations of trickster in American writing, including essays on works by African America, Native America, Pacific Rim, and Latino writers, as well as an examination of trickster politics. This collection conveys the trickster's imprint on the modern world.

Reading the Text That Isn t There

Reading the Text That Isn t There
Author: Mike Davis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2005-02-10
ISBN: 1135876142
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reading the Text That Isn t There Book Excerpt:

Through a careful examination of the work of the canonical nineteenth-century novelists, Mike Davis traces conspiracies and conspiratorial fantasy from one narrative site to another.

Reference Guide to Short Fiction

Reference Guide to Short Fiction
Author: St James Press
Publsiher: Saint James Press
Total Pages: 1052
Release: 1994
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Best books
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Reference Guide to Short Fiction Book Excerpt:

Devoted to those practitioners of the art of short fiction, this new 2nd edition offers thorough coverage of approximately 375 authors and 400 of their works. In a single volume, Reference Guide to Short Fiction features often-studied authors from around the world and throughout history, all selected for inclusion by a board of experts in the field. Reference Guide to Short Fiction is divided into two sections for easy study. The first section profiles the authors and offers personal and career details, as well as complete bibliographical information. A signed essay helps readers understand more about the author. These authors are covered: -- Sandra Cisneros -- Nikolai Gogol -- Ernest Hemingway -- Langston Hughes -- Gabriel Garcia Marquez -- Salman Rushdie -- Jean-Paul Sartre -- Edith Somerville -- Eudora Welty -- And others Section two helps readers gain deeper understanding of the authors and the genre with critical essays discussing 400 important works, including: -- "The Hitchiking Game", Milan Kundera -- "The Swimmer", John Cheever -- "The Dead", James Joyce -- "A Hunger Artist", Franz Kafka -- "How I Met My Husband", Alice Munro -- "Kew Gardens", Virginia Woolf This one-stop guide also provides easy access to works through the title index.