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New Essays on Billy Budd : The American Novel - Donald Yannella

New Essays on Billy Budd

The American Novel

By: Donald Yannella (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th November 2002
ISBN: 9780521428293
Number Of Pages: 166

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Billy Budd is Herman Melville's most read work after Moby-Dick. Melville wrote the novella during the 5 years before his death, and it was published posthumously in 1924. The essays collected here provide a multifaceted introduction to the work. Areas investigated include nineteenth-century political and social dynamics and the literary response they provoked, as well as the relevance of mythology and the histories of classical world and Judaeo-Christian civilization to Melville's book. Also examined are Melville's later writing, including the late poetry, the text's development, and its ambiguities. This collection will prove an invaluable resource for students of this major American writer.

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"The collection as a whole as well as every contributor meets the highest standard of textual criticism and may exemplify the classic principles of carrying on polemics." American Studies International

Introduction Donald Yannella
Melville's indirection: Billy Budd, the Genetic text, and 'the deadly space between' John Wenke
Billy Budd and American labour unrest: the case for striking back Larry J. Reynolds
Religion, myth and meaning in the art of Billy Budd, Sailor Gail Coffler
Old man Melville: the rose and the cross R. Milder
Selected Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521428293
ISBN-10: 0521428297
Series: The American Novel
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 166
Published: 28th November 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.7  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.2

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