Selected Poems of Herman Melville

Synopsis

The entries collected in The Selected Poems of Herman Melville were chosen with literary consideration foremost, but poems of lesser regard also appear in the interest of exploring Melville's artistic development and their correlation with his novels. Included are poems from Battle Pieces, commemorating the Civil War; Clarel, an ambitious work of epic length about travelers to the Holy Land; John Marr and Other Sailors, draw from his experience as a seaman; and pieces he had in planning,such as those about the "Burgundy Club" and a collection of verses to be dedicated to his wife. This Fordham edition includes a new postscript by Hennig Cohen, as well as Professor Cohen's commentary on the poems.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991
Edition:
  • 3rd