By Herman Melville
Whereas top identified for such novels as his enormous Moby-Dick, Herman Melville was once additionally a very talented poet. this is often the main entire anthology of Melville’s poetry ever released in one quantity. It encompasses a huge choice from Battle-Pieces and facets of the War, in addition to Melville’s personal notes and prose complement; cantos from all 4 books of Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage within the Holy Land; decisions from Melville’s later books, Timoleon, John Marr and different Sailors, and Weeds and Wildings, mainly, with a Rose or Two; in addition to a few his strong and lesserknown uncollected poems. This quantity will herald a brand new appreciation for Melville’s poetic presents. encompasses a new creation to Melville's lifestyles and later profession as a poet throughout the Civil conflict and Gilded Age, in addition to notes and proposals for additional studying.
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