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Selected Poems (Melville, Herman) (Penguin Classics)

Selected Poems (Melville, Herman) (Penguin Classics)
Author: Herman Melville - Robert Faggen
ISBN 13: 9780143039037
ISBN 10: 143039032
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2006-06-27
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $16.00

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 Melville's poetry ever published in a single volume. It features a large selection from Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War, along with Melville's own notes and prose supplement; cantos from all four books of Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land; selections from Melville's 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 Melville's poetic gifts.