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Melville, Herman (1819-1891)

The following sources are recommended by an expert whose research specialty is Herman Melville.


Six Superlative Sources

· Bryant, John, ed. A Companion to Melville Studies. Greenwood Press, 1986.

· Levine, Robert S. The Cambridge Companion to Melville. Cambridge University Press, 1998.

· Leyda, Jay, ed. The Melville Log: A Documentary Life of Herman Melville, 1819-1891. 1951. 2 vols. Gordian Press, 1969.

· Parker, Hershel. Herman Melville: A Biography. Volume I, 1819-1851. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.

· Reynolds, David S. Beneath the American Renaissance: The Subversive Imagination in the Age of Emerson and Melville. Alfred A. Knopf, 1988.

· Rogin, Michael Paul. Subversive Genealogy: The Politics and Art of Herman Melville. Alfred A. Knopf, 1983.

Other Excellent Sources

· Anderson, Charles. Melville in the South Seas. Columbia University Press, 1939.

· Baym, Nina. "Melville's Quarrel with Fiction." PMLA 94 (1979): 903-923.

· Bell, Michael Davitt. The Development of American Romance: The Sacrifice of Relation. University of Chicago Press, 1980.

· Bellis, Peter. No Mysteries out of Ourselves: Identity and Textual Form in the Novels of Herman Melville. University of Pennsylvania Press, 1990.

· Bickley, R. Bruce, Jr. The Method of Melville's Short Fiction. Duke University Press, 1975.

· Brodhead, Richard H. Hawthorne, Melville, and the Novel. University of Chicago Press, 1976.

· Bryant, John, and Robert Milder, eds. The Evermoving Dawn: Essays in Celebration of the Melville Centennial. Kent State University Press, 1997.

· Buell, Lawrence. "Melville and the Question of American Decolonization." American Literature 64 (1992): 215-237.

· Castronovo, Russ. Fathering the Nation: American Genealogies of Slavery and Freedom. University of California Press, 1995.

· Charvat, William. The Profession of Authorship in America, 1800-1870: The Papers of William Charvat. Matthew J. Bruccoli, ed. Ohio State University Press, 1978.

· Chase, Richard. Herman Melville, A Critical Study. Macmillan, 1949.

· Dillingham, William B. An Artist in the Rigging: The Early Work of Herman Melville. University of Georgia Press, 1972.

· Dillingham, William B. Melville's Later Novels. University of Georgia Press, 1986.

· Dillingham, William B. Melville's Short Fiction, 1853-1856. University of Georgia Press, 1977.

· Dimock, Wai-chee. Empire for Liberty: Melville and the Poetics of Individualism. Princeton University Press, 1989.

· Dryden, Edgar A. Melville's Thematics of Form: The Great Art of Telling the Truth. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1968.

· Feidelson, Charles. Symbolism and American Literature. University of Chicago Press, 1953.

· Franklin, H. Bruce. The Wake of the Gods: Melville's Mythology. Stanford University Press, 1963.

· Gilman, William H. Melville's Early Life and Redburn. New York University Press, 1951.

· Herbert, T. Walter. Marquesan Encounters: Melville and the Meaning of Civilization. Harvard University Press, 1980.

· Karcher, Carolyn. Shadow over the Promised Land: Slavery, Race, and Violence in Melville's America. Louisiana State University Press, 1980.

· Kelley, Wyn. Melville's City: Urban and Literary Form in Nineteenth-Century New York. Cambridge University Press, 1996.

· Leverenz, David. Manhood and the American Renaissance. Cornell University Press, 1989.

· Levin, Harry. The Power of Blackness: Poe, Hawthorne, Melville. Alfred A. Knopf, 1958.

· Levine, Robert S. Conspiracy and Romance: Studies in Brockden Brown, Cooper, Hawthorne, and Melville. Cambridge University Press, 1989.

· Madden, J. The Life and Works of Herman Melville.

· Matthiessen, F.O. American Renaissance: Art and Expression in the Age of Emerson and Whitman. Oxford University Press, 1941.

· Martin, Robert K. Heroes, Captains, and Strangers: Male Friendship, Social Critique, and Literary Form in the Sea Novels of Herman Melville. University of North Carolina Press, 1986.

· McCall, Dan. The Silence of Bartleby. Cornell University Press, 1989.

· Miller, Perry. The Raven and the Whale: The War of Words and Wit in the Era of Poe and Melville. Harcourt Brace and World, 1956.

· Otter, Samuel. Melville's Anatomies: Bodies, Discourse, and Ideology in Antebellum America. University of California Press, 1998.

· Pease, Donald. Visionary Compacts: American Renaissance Writings in Cultural Context. University of Wisconsin Press, 1987.

· Post-Lauria, Sheila. Correspondent Colorings: Melville in the Marketplace. University of Massachusetts Press, 1996.

· Renker, Elizabeth. Strike through the Mask: Herman Melville and the Scene of Writing. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.

· Robertson-Lorant, Laurie. Melville: A Biography. Clarkson Potter, 1996.

· Sealts, Merton M., Jr. Melville's Reading. University of South Carolina Press, 1988.

· Seelye, John. The Ironic Diagram. Northwestern University Press, 1971.

· Sherrill, Rowland A. The Prophetic Melville: Experience, Transcendence, and Tragedy. University of Georgia Press, 1979.

· Sten, Christopher, ed. Savage Eye: Melville and the Visual Arts. Kent State University Press, 1991.

· Sten, Christopher. The Weaver-God, He Weaves: Melville and the Poetics of the Novel. Kent State University Press, 1996.

· Thompson, Lawrance R. Melville's Quarrel with God. Princeton University Press, 1952.

· Tolchin, Neal L. Mourning, Gender, and Creativity in the Art of Herman Melville. Yale University Press, 1988.

· Ziff, Larzer. Literary Democracy: The Declaration of Cultural Independence in America. Viking, 1981.

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