Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land

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Northwestern University Press, 1991 - 893 pagine
Melville's long poem Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land (1876) was the last full-length book he published. Until the mid-twentieth century even the most partisan of Melville's advocates hesitated to endure a four-part poem of 150 cantos of almost 18,000 lines, about a naïve American named Clarel, on pilgrimage through the Palestinian ruins with a provocative cluster of companions.

But modern critics have found Clarel a much better poem than was ever realized. Robert Penn Warren called it a precursor of The Waste Land. It abounds with revelations of Melville's inner life. Most strikingly, it is argued that the character Vine is a portrait of Melville's friend Hawthorne. Based on the only edition published during Melville's lifetime, this scholarly edition adopts thirty-nine corrections from a copy marked by Melville and incorporates 154 emendations by the present editors, an also includes a section of related documents and extensive discussions.

This scholarly edition is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America).
 

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This is a difficult review to write, as it was (and is) a difficult book to read. Clarel is a deeply flawed work of utter genius, one that simultaneously challenged, baffled, and inspired me. I read ... Leggi recensione completa

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The Hostel
3
Abdon
8
The Sepulchre
12
Of the Crusaders
17
Canto s Clarel
18
Tribes and Sects
23
Beyond the Walls
25
The Votary
27
Canto Is The Fountain I 80
180
Night in Jericho
182
In MidWatch
186
The Syrian Monk
187
An Apostate
192
Under the Mountain
194
The Priest and Rolfe
197
Concerning Hebrews
201

Saint and Student
29
Rambles
31
Lower Gihon
33
Celio
36
The Arch
40
In the Glen
43
Under the Minaret
47
The Wall of Wail
50
Nathan SS Canto 18 Night
64
The Fulfillment
67
Vale of Ashes
68
ByPlaces
70
Hermitage
71
The Close
74
The Gibe
77
Huts
79
The Gate of Zion
82
Matron and Maid
84
Tomb and Fountain
87
The Recluse
91
The Site of the Passion
92
Rolfe
95
Of Rama
103
By the Stone
105
They Tarry
108
Arculf and Adamnan ΙΙΟ Canto 36 The Tower
113
A Sketch
115
The Sparrow
118
Clarel and Ruth I 20
120
The Mounds
121
On the Wall
123
Tidings
127
A Procession
130
The Start
131
The Cavalcade
133
The Skull Cap
140
By the Garden
141
Of Mortmain
146
Canto S Clarel and Glaucon ISO Canto 6 The Hamlet
153
Guide and Guard
154
Rolfe and Derwent
157
Through Adommin
158
A Halt
161
Of Deserts
168
The Banker
170
Flight of the Greeks
172
By Achor
176
By the Jordan
205
The RiverRite
210
The Dominican
213
Of Rome
219
Vine and Clarel
224
The Fog
229
By the Marge
230
Of Petra
235
The Inscription
237
The Encampment
240
Lots Sea
243
Mortmain Reappears
246
Prelusive
248
Sodom
249
Of Traditions
253
The SleepWalker
255
Obsequies
257
In the Mountain
263
The Carpenter
268
Of the Many Mansions
270
The Cypriote
272
The High Desert
276
Derwent
282
Bell and Cairn
286
Of Monasteries
293
The Timoneers Story
306
The Revel Closed
314
The Easter Fire
321
A Chant
329
The Island
395
At Table
406
A Monument
415
The Church of the Star
424
Canto 14
431
The Convent Roof
441
The Hillside
448
Ungar and Rolfe
457
Derwent and Rolfe
463
The Prodigal
475
The Night Ride
482
Canto 34
496
405
670
RELATED DOCUMENTS
699
415
830
703
883
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Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention (the first, Typee, becoming a bestseller), and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten. It was not until the "Melville Revival" in the early 20th century that his work won recognition, especially Moby-Dick, which was hailed as one of the literary masterpieces of both American and world literature. He was the first writer to have his works collected and published by the Library of America.

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