With energetic prose and a gift for relating colorful detail, Laurie Robertson-Lorant presents a richly written biography of Herman Melville, whose life of adventure, struggle, and moral conflict mirrored the themes in his writing, including his masterpiece of world literature, Moby Dick. 40 illustrations.
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Herman Melville's goal as an author was to become one of the "thought-divers that have been diving and coming up again with bloodshot eyes since the world began." The source of this rather melodramatic approach to the art and craft of writing was a life that encompassed the whaling era and the Civil War and included time spent in Polynesia, where he was flogged, fled from cannibals, joined a mutiny, and frolicked with naked islanders. The result was a body of work that ranged from popular fiction (Typee) to the dreadful gothic romance (Pierre) to the classic Moby Dick. Working with 500 family letters found in 1983, Laurie Robertson-Lorant provides a compelling, multifaceted portrait of one of America's most intriguing literary figures.About the Author:
Laurie Robertson-Lorant teaches at St. Mark's School in Southborough, Massachusetts.
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Descripción Clarkson Potter, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110517593149
Descripción Clarkson Potter, 1996. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New!. Nº de ref. de la librería VIB0517593149