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Parker, Hershel

Overview
Works: 136 works in 564 publications in 1 language and 23,092 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Sea stories  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Action and adventure fiction  Sea fiction  Satire  Naval history  Allegories  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, wst, Other
Classifications: PS2384, 813.3
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Most widely held works by Hershel Parker
Moby Dick by Herman Melville( Book )

38 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in English and held by 2,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Moby Dick (1851) is an epic tale of the conflict between man and his fate. Captain Ahab's obsessive quest to destroy the great white whale that tore off his leg leads the Pequod and its crew to disaster. Melville's extraordinary narrative defies c1assification: it teems with ideas and imagery and the passion of its author."--Jacket
Herman Melville : a biography by Hershel Parker( Book )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 1,515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces Melville's life from his childhood in New York, through his adventures abroad as a sailor, to his creation of "Moby-Dick," and forty years later, to his death, in obscurity
Reading Melville's Pierre ; or, The ambiguities by Brian Higgins( )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This engaging new study uses biographical evidence to explore Pierre, the puzzling novel that Herman Melville wrote immediately after the publication of Moby-Dick. Parker and Higgins reveal that Melville drastically altered the end of the novel after a troubling meeting with his publisher and editor about the perceived failure of Moby-Dick. Melville re-wrote Pierre's protagonist as a writer and used the novel to attack the publishing industry. Parker and Higgins' exploration into Pierre shows that this is a deeply flawed novel, but an intriguing and revealing glimpse into the mind of an Americ
Moby-Dick : an authoritative text by Herman Melville( Book )

21 editions published between 1967 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roman om den unge Ismael, hvis eneste ønske er at blive hvalfanger. Sammen med sin indfødte ven får han hyre på en hvalfangerbåd med en gal kaptajn, hvis eneste mål er at få ram på den hvide
The recognition of Herman Melville; selected criticism since 1846 by Hershel Parker( Book )

20 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and held by 1,133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israel Potter : his fifty years of exile by Herman Melville( Book )

18 editions published between 1982 and 2017 in English and held by 1,113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the complete text of the Herman Melville novel, "Israel Potter--His Fifty Years of Exile" and includes a detailed account of the composition, publication, and critical history of the book
Moby-Dick as Doubloon : Essays and Extracts, 1851-1970 by Hershel Parker( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The confidence-man, his masquerade : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, reviews, criticism, an annotated bibliography by Herman Melville( Book )

16 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set on a Mississippi steamer on April Fool's Day and populated by a series of shape-shifting con men, The Confidence-Man is a challenging metaphysical and ethical exploration of antebellum American society
Reading Billy Budd by Hershel Parker( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Norton anthology of American literature by Ronald Gottesman( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With attention to selections by women writers, outstanding works of American poetry, prose, and fiction from the colonial era to the present are presented
Melville : the making of the poet by Hershel Parker( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""Poetry was just a sideline with Melville; it was never important to him," pronounced Alfred Kazin, in a judgment frequently echoed by critics today. In this study, Hershel Parker shows that, on the contrary, Melville was enthralled by poetry for much of his life and wrote almost nothing else for a third of a century." "Parker demonstrates that from childhood Melville was steeped in British poetry from Spenser to Byron, including dozens of poets now little read even by specialists. In 1849 Melville's ecstatic study of Shakespeare renewed his love of poetry just as he was becoming a great prose writer. Rereading Milton and Spenser, he experienced them with such recharged intensity that he became passionately immersed in Wordsworth, Tennyson, the Brownings, and other modern poets as well. Parker explores the author's marginalia, much of it previously unknown, to elucidate Melville's shrewd, skeptical engagement with British poetry and with commentaries by poets, aestheticians, art historians, and the great Scottish reviewers." "Revealed here is an unknown Melville, the autodidact who made himself a poet and who brilliantly constructed a personal aesthetic credo. Dispelling baseless claims that Melville had a quarrel with fiction after Moby-Dick (or Pierre) and that he did not, in 1860, complete a book he called Poems, Parker offers new evidence of the full trajectory of Melville's career in all its glory and frustration."--Jacket
Flawed texts and verbal icons : literary authority in American fiction by Hershel Parker( Book )

10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mardi and a voyage thither by Herman Melville( )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2017 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The travelings of an American sailor who abandons his whaling vessel to explore the South Pacific
White-jacket : or, The world in a man-of-war by Herman Melville( )

13 editions published between 1970 and 2000 in English and held by 477 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Melville wrote White-Jacket; or, The World in a Man-of-War during two months of intense work in the summer of 1849. He drew upon his memories of naval life, having spent fourteen months as an ordinary seaman aboard a frigate as it sailed the Pacific and made the homeward voyage around Cape Horn. Already that same summer Melville had written Redburn, and he regarded the books as "two jobs, which I have done for money--being forced to it, as other men are to sawing wood." The reviewers were not as hard on White-Jacket as Melville himself was. The English liked its praise of British seamen. The Americans were more interested in Melville's attack on naval abuses, particularly flogging, and his advocacy of humanitarian causes. Soon Melville was acclaimed the best sea writer of the day. Part autobiography, part epic fiction, White-Jacket remains a brilliantly imaginative social novel by one of the great writers of the sea. This text of the novel is an Approved Text of the Center for Editions of American Authors (Modern Language Association of America). -- Amazon.com
Critical essays on Herman Melville's Moby Dick( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical essays on Herman Melville's Pierre, or, The ambiguities( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The writings by Herman Melville( Book )

5 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Melville : the contemporary reviews by Brian Higgins( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Herman Melville: The Contemporary Reviews reprints virtually all the known contemporary reviews of Herman Melville's writings from the 1840s until his death in 1891. Many of his reviews are reprinted from hard-to-locate contemporary newspapers and periodicals. These materials document the response of the reviewers to specific worlds and share the course of Melville's nineteenth century reputation as travel writer, romancer, short-story writer, and poet
Pierre : or, The ambiguities by Herman Melville( )

10 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dark, controversial novel concerns a young writer's descent into poverty and depravity
The confidence-man: his masquerade by Herman Melville( )

12 editions published between 1971 and 2017 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Male, female, deft, fraudulent, constantly shifting: which of the 'masquerade' of passengers on the Mississippi steamboat Fidele is 'the confidence man'? The central motif of Melville's last and most 'modern' novel can be seen as a symbol of American cultural history
 
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Herman Melville : a biography
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Herman Melville : a biographyReading Melville's Pierre ; or, The ambiguitiesMoby-Dick : an authoritative textIsrael Potter : his fifty years of exileThe confidence-man, his masquerade : an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, reviews, criticism, an annotated bibliographyMelville : the making of the poetMardi and a voyage thitherWhite-jacket : or, The world in a man-of-war
Alternative Names
Hershel Parker American academic

Hershel Parker biographe

Languages
English (259)