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Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War: Civil War Poems

 
 
 
 
Battle-Pieces and Aspects of the War: Civil War Poems
Author: Herman Melville
ISBN 13: 9780306806551
ISBN 10: 30680655
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication Date: 1995-08-22
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $17.50
 
 

"Herman Melville (1819-1891) stopped writing fiction after the publication of The Confidence Man: His Masquerade ] in 1857; as he entered his forties, he turned to poetry as his literary avocation. Hi"

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After publishing five novels, some of which flourished and others that floundered, Melville turned his pen to poetry. Melville based his Civil War poems on firsthand experience, and rather than glorify battle, he depicts the horrors and the waste of it.