ERIC Number: ED085719
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1962
Melville: A Collection of Critical Essays. Twentieth Century Views Series.
Chase, Richard, Ed.
One of a series of works aimed at presenting contemporary critical opinion on major authors, this collection includes essays by Richard Chase, D. H. Lawrence, Newton Arvin, Alfred Kazin, Henry A. Murray, R. P. Blackmur, Marius Bewley, Richard Harter Fogle, Daniel G. Hoffman, Robert Penn Warren, and F. O. Matthiessen--all dealing with the biography and literary work of Herman Melville. Designed for use by both literary critics and secondary and college teachers of English, this work would also be of value to undergraduate and graduate students of literature. Essays include an introduction to "Moby-Dick,""Melville and the Democratic Experience," Melville the poet, and "Billy Budd, Foretopman." A chronology of important dates in Melville's life, a brief set of biographical notes on the contributors to this collection, and a thirteen-item selected bibliography of works on Melville complete the volume. (RB)
Descriptors: Authors, Biographies, English Instruction, Higher Education, Literary Criticism, Literature Appreciation, Nineteenth Century Literature, Novels, Secondary Education, United States Literature
Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 07632 ($5.95 cloth, $1.95 paper)
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