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Selected Poems : Penguin Classics - Herman Melville

Selected Poems

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: 1st July 2006
ISBN: 9780143039037
Number Of Pages: 384
For Ages: 18+ years old

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A comprehensive collection of the poetry of a presiding genius of American literature
While best known for such novels as his monumental "Moby-Dick," Herman Melville was also an extraordinarily gifted poet. This is the most complete anthology of Melvilleas poetry ever published in a single volume. It features a large selection from "Battle-Pieces" and "Aspects of the War," along with Melvilleas own notes and prose supplement; cantos from all four books of "Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land"; selections from Melvilleas later books, "Timoleon, John Marr and Other Sailors," and "Weeds and Wildings, Chiefly, with a Rose or Two"; as well as a number of his powerful and lesserknown uncollected poems. This volume will usher in a new appreciation for Melvilleas poetic gifts.

Introductionp. x
Suggestions for Further Readingp. xliii
A Note on the Textsp. xlv
From Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War (1866)
The Portentp. 7
Misgivingsp. 8
The Conflict of Convictionsp. 9
Apathy and Enthusiasmp. 12
The March into Virginiap. 14
Ball's Bluffp. 16
DuPont's Round Fightp. 17
Donelsonp. 18
In the Turretp. 32
The Temerairep. 34
A Utilitarian View of the Monitor's Fightp. 37
Shilohp. 39
Battle of Stone River, Tennesseep. 40
The House-topp. 42
The Armies of the Wildernessp. 43
On the Photograph of a Corps Commanderp. 51
The Swamp Angelp. 52
Sheridan at Cedar Creekp. 54
The College Colonelp. 56
A Dirge for McPhersonp. 58
At the Cannon's Mouthp. 60
The March to the Seap. 62
The Frenzy in the Wakep. 65
The Surrender at Appomattoxp. 67
A Canticlep. 68
The Martyrp. 70
"The Coming Storm"p. 72
Rebel Color-bearers at Shilohp. 73
The Musterp. 75
"Formerly a Slave."p. 77
Magnanimity Baffledp. 78
On the Slain Collegiansp. 79
Americap. 81
Verses Inscriptive and Memorialp. 83
On the Home Guardsp. 83
The Fortitude of the Northp. 83
An Uninscribed Monumentp. 83
On the Gravep. 84
On a Natural Monumentp. 84
Commemorative of a Naval Victoryp. 85
The Scout toward Aldiep. 87
Lee in the Capitolp. 112
A Meditationp. 118
Supplementp. 121
From Clarel (1876)
Jerusalemp. 133
The Hostelp. 133
Of the Crusadersp. 138
The Archp. 139
Nathanp. 142
The Wildernessp. 153
Of Mortmainp. 153
Of Desertsp. 157
Concerning Hebrewsp. 160
The Inscriptionp. 164
Mortmain Reappearsp. 167
Prelusivep. 169
Sodomp. 170
Mar Sabap. 175
The High Desertp. 175
Rolfe and the Palmp. 180
Empty Stirrupsp. 183
Bethlehemp. 186
Derwent and Ungarp. 186
Ungar and Rolfep. 190
The Valley of Decisionp. 194
Dirgep. 199
Passion Weekp. 199
Easterp. 202
Via Crucisp. 205
Epiloguep. 206
From John Marr and Other Sailors (1888)
John Marr and Other Sailorsp. 211
John Marrp. 211
Tom Deadlightp. 217
Jack Royp. 219
Sea-Piecesp. 221
The Hagletsp. 221
Minor Sea-Piecesp. 229
The Man-of-War Hawkp. 229
The Tuft of Kelpp. 229
The Maldive Sharkp. 229
Crossing the Tropicsp. 230
The Bergp. 231
The Enviable Islesp. 232
Pebblesp. 233
From Timoleon (1891)
Timoleonp. 237
After the Pleasure Partyp. 244
The Night-marchp. 249
The Ravaged Villap. 250
The Margrave's Birthnightp. 251
Magian Winep. 253
The Garden of Metrodorusp. 254
The Weaverp. 255
Lamia's Songp. 256
In a Garretp. 257
Monodyp. 258
Lone Fountsp. 259
The Bench of Boorsp. 260
The Enthusiastp. 261
Artp. 262
Buddhap. 263
C-'s Lamentp. 264
Shelley's Visionp. 265
Fragments of a Lost Gnostic Poem of the Twelfth Centuryp. 266
The Marchioness of Brinvilliersp. 267
The Age of the Antoninesp. 268
Herba Santap. 269
Fruit of Travel Long Agop. 272
Venicep. 272
In a Bye-Canalp. 272
Pisa's Leaning Towerp. 273
In a Church of Paduap. 274
Milan Cathedralp. 274
The Parthenonp. 275
Greek Masonryp. 276
Greek Architecturep. 276
The Apparitionp. 277
In the Desertp. 277
The Great Pyramidp. 278
From Weeds and Wildings Chiefly: With a Rose or Two (1924)
Cloverp. 283
The Little Good-Fellowsp. 284
Trophies of Peacep. 285
The American Aloe on Exhibitionp. 286
The New Rosicruciansp. 287
Miscellaneous Poems
The New Ancient of Daysp. 291
Immolatedp. 294
The Rusty Manp. 295
Camoensp. 296
Montaigne and His Kittenp. 298
Gold in the Mountainp. 299
A Spirit Appeared to Mep. 300
Hearts-of-goldp. 301
Pontoosucep. 302
Billy in the Darbies (from Billy Budd)p. 306
Notesp. 307
Index of First Linesp. 334
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ISBN: 9780143039037
ISBN-10: 0143039032
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 1st July 2006
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.68 x 12.7  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1