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The Resource Exiled royalties : Melville and the life we imagine, Robert Milder, (electronic resource)

Exiled royalties : Melville and the life we imagine, Robert Milder, (electronic resource)

Label
Exiled royalties : Melville and the life we imagine
Title
Exiled royalties
Title remainder
Melville and the life we imagine
Statement of responsibility
Robert Milder
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Exiled Royalties" is a literary/biographical study of the course of Melville's career from his experience in Polynesia through his retirement from the New York Custom House and his composition of three late volumes of poetry and "Billy Budd, Sailor". Conceived separately but narratively and thematically intertwined, the ten essays in the book are rooted in a belief that "Melville's work," as Charles Olson said, "must be left in his own 'life, '" which for Milder means primarily his spiritual, psychological, and vocational life. Four of the ten essays deal with Melville's life and work after his novelistic career ended with the "The Confidence-Man" in 1857.; The range of issues addressed in the essays includes Melville's attitudes toward society, history, and politics, from broad ideas about democracy and the course of Western civilization to responses to particular events like the Astor Place Riots and the Civil War; his feeling about sexuality and, throughout the book, about religion; his relationship to past and present writers, especially to the phases of Euro-American Romanticism, post-Romanticism, and nascent Modernism; his relationship to his wife, Lizzie, to Hawthorne, and to his father, all of whom figured in the crisis that made for Pierre. The title essay, "Exiled Royalties", takes its origin from Ishmael's account of "the larger, darker, deeper part of Ahab"--Melville's mythic projection of a "larger, darker, deeper part" of himself. How to live nobly in spiritual exile - to be godlike in the perceptible absence of God - was a lifelong preoccupation for Melville, who, in lieu of positive belief, transposed the drama of his spiritual life to literature.; The ways in which this impulse expressed itself through Melville's forty-five year career, interweaving itself with his personal life and the life of the nation and shaping both the matter and manner of his work, is the unifying subject of "Exiled Royalties."
Action
digitized
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Milder, Robert
Dewey number
  • 813/.3
  • B
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Melville, Herman
  • Melville, Herman
  • Literature and society
  • Novelists, American
  • Democracy in literature
Label
Exiled royalties : Melville and the life we imagine, Robert Milder, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-284) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Melville and Polynesia -- The broken circle: Melville and (post- )romanticism -- The theory and practice of democratic tragedy (1): Melville's metaphysics of democracy: "Hawthorne and his mosses" -- The theory and practice of democratic tragedy (2): Ishmael's grand erections -- Exiled royalties -- "The ugly Socrates": Melville, Hawthorne, and the varieties of Homoerotic experience -- An arch between two lives: Melville and the Mediterranean, 1856-1857 -- Uncivil wars -- Unworldly yearners: agnostic spirituality in Clarel -- Alms for oblivion
Control code
ocm65189845
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 290 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195142327
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65189845
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Exiled royalties : Melville and the life we imagine, Robert Milder, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-284) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Melville and Polynesia -- The broken circle: Melville and (post- )romanticism -- The theory and practice of democratic tragedy (1): Melville's metaphysics of democracy: "Hawthorne and his mosses" -- The theory and practice of democratic tragedy (2): Ishmael's grand erections -- Exiled royalties -- "The ugly Socrates": Melville, Hawthorne, and the varieties of Homoerotic experience -- An arch between two lives: Melville and the Mediterranean, 1856-1857 -- Uncivil wars -- Unworldly yearners: agnostic spirituality in Clarel -- Alms for oblivion
Control code
ocm65189845
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 290 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780195142327
Level of compression
unknown
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)65189845
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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