New Essays on Billy Budd by Donald YannellaNew Essays on Billy Budd by Donald Yannella

New Essays on Billy Budd

EditorDonald Yannella

Paperback | August 26, 2002

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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.
Title:New Essays on Billy BuddFormat:PaperbackPublished:August 26, 2002Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521428297

ISBN - 13:9780521428293

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Table of Contents

Introduction 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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"The collection as a whole as well as every contributor meets the highest standard of textual criticism and may exemplify the classic principles of carrying on polemics." American Studies International