New critical works on Herman Melville

The following books are a sampling of some of the recent works of criticism acquired for the Herman Melville Collection.  To find these books and others, search the library catalog for the subject “Melville, Herman” or “Melville, Herman, 1819-1891–Criticism and interpretation.”

David Dowling, Chasing the White Whale: The Moby-Dick Marathon; or, What Melville Means Today.  University of Iowa Press, 2010.

Stanton Garner, The Two Intertwined Narratives in Herman Melville’s Billy Budd: A Study of an Author’s Literary Method.  Edwin Mellen Press, 2010.

Birgit Mara Kaiser,  Figures of Simplicity: Sensation and thinking in Kleist and Melville.  State University of New York Press, 2011.

Jamie Lorentzen, Sober Cannibals, Drunken Christians: Melville, Kierkegaard, and Tragic Optimism in Polarized Worlds.  Mercer University Press, 2010.

Geoffrey Sanborn, Whipscars and Tattoos: The Last of the Mohicans, Moby-Dick, and the Maori.  Oxford University Press, 2011.

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