Melville : the making of the poet /

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Parker, Hershel.
Format: Book
Published:Evanston, Ill. : Northwestern University Press, [2008], ©2008.
Table of Contents:
  • Melville's lost books and the trajectory of his career as poet
  • A poet in prose: how critics prepared Melville to think of himself as a poet
  • Melville as hearer and reciter of poetry
  • The omnipresence of poetry, 1820s-1848
  • The renewed power of poetry in Melville's life, 1849-1856
  • The status of poetry and the temptation of flunkeyism
  • A nonpartisan becoming a poet during the Risorgimento
  • Melville's progress as poet, 1857(?) to May 1860
  • Possible contents of poems (1860),
  • On the meteor: Melville when he thought he was a published poet
  • His verse still unpublished, Melville defines himself as poet, 1861-1862
  • Battle-pieces and aspects of the war: Melville's second volume of poems.