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Bryant, John 1949-

Works: 33 works in 115 publications in 2 languages and 5,217 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Sea stories  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Juvenile works  History  Bibliography  Humor  Graphic novels  Conference proceedings 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS2384, 813.3
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Most widely held works by John Bryant
Melville and repose the rhetoric of humor in the American Renaissance by John Bryant ( )
10 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bryant's book is a strong and significant argument for the centrality of humour in Melville's novels. The purpose of Melville and Repose is dual: to ground the uses of humour in Melville in sensitive readings of contemporaneous European and American writings, and to offer a definitive account of humour as the shaping force of Melville's narrative voice for the duration of his literary career. Bryant argues that Melville fused a "rhetoric of geniality" adopted from the British with a "rhetoric of deceit" borrowed from the American tall tale in order to create his own amiably cosmopolitan "rhetoric of aesthetic repose." Thorough research, an engaging style, and full, scholarly readings of the oeuvre combine to make this book a welcome addition to the libraries of Melville scholars and enthusiasts
A Companion to Melville studies ( Book )
7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tales, poems, and other writings by Herman Melville ( Book )
7 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The first edition of Melville's tales and poems in fifty years and the only one currently in print, this edition presents Melville's full array of short works as they appeared in magazines, private printings and manuscript, along with a generous sampling of his most significant poetry (an unjustly neglected facet of his ouvre). Senior Melvillean John Bryant brings extensive scholarly experience to the task; along with such classics as Bartleby the Scrivener, it offers a host of material available nowhere else, including letters and a significant rediscovered short story, Under the Rose
Melville's evermoving dawn : centennial essays ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melville's Evermoving Dawn contains some of the best writing and thinking on Melville today. Represented here are scholars young and old, traditionalists and new historicists, who gathered at several conferences and venues throughout 1991, the centennial of Herman Melville's death. Meetings occured in Pittsfield, Massachusetts (where Melville wrote Moby-Dick, Pierre, and other works), New York City during Melville week (Sept. 22-28), and Washington, DC, at the Theater of the National Archives. The essays survey the past and present of Melville studies and suggest directions for the future
Moby Dick notes by Herman Melville ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Herman Melville's Moby-Dick is considered by many readers to be the Great American Novel. But most don't know that since its appearance in 1851, it has been revised in substantial ways that alter its original meaning. Melville's masterpiece is described as a "fluid text": it exists in multiple versions, each revealing shifting intentions. The new Longman Critical Edition offers unprecedented access to the revisions that Melville made, the further changes and censoring imposed by his British editors, and controversial alterations made by modern scholars." "Bryant and Springer's introduction engages readers in the personal, social, and cultural context of Melville's novel, his life, and his writing process. To showcase the novel's "fluid text" features, a special typeface indicates hundreds of passages that were later revised, edited, and censored. On-page "Revision Narratives" explain the stories behind the major changes, and Explanatory Notes at the back of the book discuss literary allusions, as well as contemporary social, political, philosophical, and cultural references - some never before explained in any edition." "Concise footnotes and a modern Glossary bring obscure language and nautical terms to life, and diverse illustrations - including a new map of the Pequod's voyage, historical ship diagrams, relevant film stills, and comic-book art - depict whaling life and reveal how Melville's story is still being revised."--Jacket
Ungraspable phantom : essays on Moby-Dick by John Bryant ( Book )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A collection of essays presented at the sesquicentenary Moby-Dick conferenceThe twenty-one essays collected in "Ungraspable Phantom" are from an international conference held in 2001 celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Moby-Dick. The essays reflect not only a range of problems and approaches but also the cosmopolitan perspective of international scholarship. They offer new thoughts on familiar topics: the novel's problematic structure, its sources in and reinvention of the Bible, its Lacanian and post-Freudian psychology, and its rhetoric. They also present fresh information on new areas of interest: Melville's creative process, law and jurisprudence, Freemasonry and labor, race, Latin Americanism, and the Native American.Scholars, students, and readers of Moby-Dick will find this collection of essays fresh and insightful
The fluid text : a theory of revision and editing for book and screen / John Bryant by John Bryant ( Book )
8 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Melville unfolding : sexuality, politics, and the versions of Typee : a fluid-text analysis, with an edition of the Typee manuscript by John Bryant ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"John Bryant's study Melville Unfolding focuses on the evolution of Typee, guiding readers through the intriguing twists and turns of Melville's writing process, as well as the delights and frustrations of reading a writer in manuscript. In jargon-free prose, it acquaints readers with the scholarship of manuscript study, the use of the "revision narrative,' and the benefits of "fluid-text analysis" in critical and cultural study. In doing so, the book asks readers to consider what a text is, how it comes into being, and how it evolves and why; how to read a text as it evolves;and how the study of a fluid text enhances our understanding of writers, writing, and culture." "Melville Unfolding's appendix provides in a fluid-text edition selected revision sites from the manuscript. The selections have been drawn from the Typee online electronic archive, which provides the full complement of Melville's revisions, both in manuscript and in the first published edition. The print version includes a photoreproduction of the full manuscript, a complete transcription and reading text, and the revision sequences and revision narratives for the revision discussed in Melville Unfolding." "Melville Unfolding offers a new approach in literary analysis and provides a model for how critical analysis and textual editing work synergistically, and how book and online technologies can complement one another. It will be of interest to scholars and critics of American literature, history, and culture; textual scholars and editors; and students of writing, composition, and creative writing."--BOOK JACKET
Melville dissertations, 1924-1980 : an annotated bibliography and subject index by John Bryant ( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Typee, a peep at Polynesian life by Herman Melville ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At one time the most popular of Melville's works, Typee was known as a travelogue that idealized and romanticized a mysterious South Sea island for readers in the ruthless, industrial, "civilized" world of the nineteenth century. But Melville's story of Tommo, the Yankee sailor who enters the flawed Pacific paradise of Nuku Hiva, is also a fast-moving adventure tale, an autobiographical account of the author's own Polynesian stay, an examination of the nature of good and evil, and a frank exploration of sensuality and exotic ritual. This edition of Typee, which reproduces the definitive text and the complete, never-before-published manuscript reading text, includes invaluable explanatory commentary by John Bryant
The confidence-man : his masquerade by Herman Melville ( Book )
8 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set on a Mississippi steamer on April Fool's Day and populated by a series of shape-shifting con men, this is a challenging metaphysical and ethical exploration of antebellum American society
Artists after Moby-Dick ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Health & the developing world by John H Bryant ( Book )
13 editions published between 1969 and 1978 in English and French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Norfolk Isle & the Chola widow by Herman Melville ( Book )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Moby Dick ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The major themes in Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" are discussed by leading Melville scholars
Typee a fluid-text edition by Herman Melville ( )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of America's most startling fluid texts, Herman Melville's Typee exists in multiple critically diverse versions, in both manuscript and print. Based on the recently discovered working draft of Typee, this electronic edition offers digital images, a transcription of each manuscript page, corresponding print texts, and a dynamic reading text, which allows readers to inspect the revision sequences and narratives of more than 1000 revision sites
Current perspectives in healthcare computing : conference, Harrogate 20-22 March 2000 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Current perspectives in healthcare computing : conference, Harrogate 19-21 March 2001 ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Pearson Custom library of American literature ( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Bryant, John L.
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