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Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville

ISBN-10: 052155571X

ISBN-13: 9780521555715

Edition: 1998

Authors: Robert S. Levine, Samuel Otter, Sterling Stuckey, John Bryant, Wyn Kelley

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This is intended to provide a critical introduction to Melville's work. The essays have been specially commissioned for this volume, and provide a comprehensive overview of his career, discussing all of his works in detail.
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 5/13/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 328
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Robert S. Levine is professor of English and Distinguished Scholar-Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. His most recent book is Dislocating Race and Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism.

Samuel Otter is associate professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley, and author of Melville's Anatomies.

Chronology
Introduction
'Race' in Typee and White
The tambourine in glory: African culture and Melville's art
Moby-Dick as revolution
Pierre's Domestic Ambiguities
'A- !': unreadability in The Confidence Man
Melville the poet
Melville's travelling God
Melville and sexuality
Melville, labor, and the discourses of reception
'Bewildering Intertanglement': Melville's engagement with British culture
Afterword