New Essays on Billy Buddby Donald Yannella, David Ellyard, Wil Tirion
Pub. Date: 07/28/2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Billy Budd is Herman Melville's most popular work after Moby-Dick. Melville wrote the novella during the five years before his death, and it was published posthumously in 1924. The essays collected here provide a multifaceted introduction to this major American work.
Table of ContentsIntroduction Donald Yannella; 1. Melville's indirection: Billy Budd, the Genetic text, and 'the deadly space between' John Wenke; 2. Billy Budd and American labour unrest: the case for striking back Larry J. Reynolds; 3. Religion, myth and meaning in the art of Billy Budd, Sailor Gail Coffler; 4. Old man Melville: the rose and the cross R. Milder; Selected Bibliography.
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