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Complete poems / Herman Melville ; Hershel Parker, editor ; [notes, Robert A. Sandberg].

Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 (author.). Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 Container of (work): Battle-pieces and aspects of the war. (Added Author). Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 Container of (work): Clarel. (Added Author). Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 Container of (work): John Marr and other sailors. (Added Author). Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 Container of (work): Timoleon. (Added Author). Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 Container of (work): Weeds and wildings. (Added Author). Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 Container of (work): Parthenope. (Added Author). Parker, Hershel, (editor.). Sandberg, Robert A. (Robert Allen), (contributor.).

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Pottsville Free Public Library LOA 811.3 M497 (Text) 30003009062066 Adult Nonfiction Available -
  Donated by Edward J. Donahue III in memory of LaVerne Scheibelhut Donahue

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  • ISBN: 9781598536188
  • ISBN: 1598536184
  • Physical Description: 990 pages ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York : The Library of America, 2019.

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Battle-pieces and aspects of the war -- Clarel: a poem and pilgrimage in the Holy Land -- John Marr and other sailors with some sea pieces -- Timoleon etc. -- Weeds and wildings chiefly: with A rose for two -- Parthenop -- Uncollected poetry and prose-and-verse
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"Herman Melville ranks with Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson as one of the three great American poets of the nineteenth century. Whether meditating on the bloody battlefields of the Civil War, the mysteries of faith and doubt in the Holy Land, or the strange relationship between the Maldive Shark and the pilot fish that glide before "his Gorgonian head," Melville's verse combines precise physical detail and rich metaphysical speculation in an unorthodox style and with a compressed power uniquely his own. The fruit of decades of textual scholarship, this fourth and final volume of the Library of America Melville edition gathers for the first time in one volume all of Melville's poems: the four books of poetry published in his lifetime, his uncollected poems, and the poems from two projected volumes of poetry and prose left unfinished at his death. Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War is both a deeply philosophical work of mourning for the Civil War dead and a fascinating record of campaigns and battles and the war's immediate aftermath. With a cast of characters to rival Moby-Dick, the epic poem Clarel, about a young American divinity student's pilgrimage to the Holy Land, plumbs the profound existential and religious questions that haunted Melville throughout his life. In two late privately issued books, the retrospective John Marr and Other Sailors and Timoleon Etc., the aging poet returns to the nautical scenes and reading of his youth. Many of the poems in the two manuscripts left unfinished at Melville's death, Weeds and Wildings and Parthenope, have not been previously available in a reliable trade edition."--Publisher.
Subject: United States > History > Civil War, 1861-1865 > Poetry.
Christian pilgrims and pilgrimages > Poetry.
Sailing > Poetry.
American poetry > 19th century.
Genre: Poetry.
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