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A reader's guide to the short stories of Herman Melville

  title={A reader's guide to the short stories of Herman Melville},
  author={L. Newman},
19 Citations
Herman Melville’s ‘Benito Cereno’: Rosamond, Sensational Anti-Catholicism, Religious Freedom, and Liberalism
ABSTRACT This paper reads Herman Melville’s ‘Benito Cereno’ as a response to antebellum anti-Catholic fiction. Focusing on Rosamond Culbertson’s captivity narrative and its editor Samuel B. Smith’sExpand
Nothing Funny About Cancer: Laughing with Arthur Schopenhauer in Thom Jones’s “I Want to Live”
ABSTRACT:In Thom Jones’s widely anthologized story “I Want to Live,” the German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer plays a far greater role than readers may at first appreciate. Schopenhauer’sExpand
A Parlor of One's Own: On Spotting the Parasite in "Jimmy Rose"
Abstract:This article addresses the question of parasitism in Melville's short story "Jimmy Rose" (1855). Here, the narrator—William Ford—describes the sad fate of the title character, who was onceExpand
Melville’s Motivations
In this chapter, Pellar discusses the motivations and reasons behind Melville’s decision to use an allegory. Melville felt that it was necessary to employ the use of an allegory, as it would haveExpand
Moral Education in “The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids”
In keeping with the allusive density of Melville’s writings, “The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids” provides readers with a complementary pair of sketches highlighting a gamut ofExpand
Literature of Diminishment: American Regionalism and the Writing of Nature
Author(s): Chow, Juliana | Advisor(s): Hale, Dorothy | Abstract: Literature of Diminishment redefines regionalism as a philosophical approach that prefers a partial view of oneself and of others,Expand
Ironizing Identity: Cosmopolitanism and Herman Melville's “Benito Cereno” as Critique of Hispanicist Exceptionalism
Ironizing Identity: Cosmopolitanism and Herman Melville’s “Benito Cereno” as Critique of Hispanic Exceptionalism
Environmental Practice and Early American Literature
Introduction: more-than-human literary history Part I. Leaves and Roots: 1. Sovereign remedies 2. Staple-colony circumspection Part II. Fruits and Flowers: 3. The pomology of Eden 4. Beeing in theExpand
Echoes of Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution in Melville's "Benito Cereno"
“Benito Cereno” simultaneously draws the reader into its mystery and sends us out looking into history and literature for clues to its meaning. It abounds in knots, locks, keys, masks, and shadowsExpand