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American Literary Scholarship (2011) 2009 (1): 45–66.
Published: 01 September 2011
... of the Northwestern/Newberry Library edition of Published Poems. A half-dozen books place Melville’s writings in international territory or international waters, including Italy, Istanbul, Africa, the Pacific, or the world at large; and a stimulating collection of essays on “Bartleby, the Scrivener...
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American Literary Scholarship (2017) 2015 (1): 33–44.
Published: 01 September 2017
... an “aesthetics of paradox” that anticipates poststructuralism. Four separate articles were devoted to Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scriv- ener,” each employing a different interpretive approach. Daniel Diez Couch’s “A Syntax of Silence: The Punctuated Space in ‘Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall...
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American Literary Scholarship (2006) 2004 (1): 51–68.
Published: 01 September 2006
... attention in three lengthy articles. “Bartleby” and “Benito Cereno” continue to attract insightful critics with well-developed arguments, and Typee, especially its ambiguous and evocative encounter with cannibalism, remains the most popular early novel. Except for Pierre and one good...
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American Literary Scholarship (2005) 2003 (1): 47–64.
Published: 01 September 2005
... frequently involved is the Observer, who may be sympathetic or not. Hayford provides a list of 18 associated motifs, then looks in detail at how they function with regard to three Prisoners: Pierre, Bartleby, and Billy Budd. He examines the end of Pierre, then argues that ‘‘by the motifs of the typical...
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American Literary Scholarship (2001) 1999 (1): 53–70.
Published: 01 September 2001
...John Samson © 2001 Duke University Press 2001 3 Melville John Samson In an unusual year for Melville studies, Moby-Dick and Pierre received relatively little critical treatment, while Typee, the short stories—par- ticularly ‘‘Bartleby, the Scrivenerand the poetry were...
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American Literary Scholarship (2010) 2008 (1): 43–66.
Published: 01 September 2010
... in poetry and poetics. Both “Bartleby” and Battle-Pieces receive especially insightful treatment as, once again, Melville’s life and works inspire mutually enriching dialogues among scholars across the critical spectrum. i  Biographies, Editions, and Reference Works The introduction and over half...
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American Literary Scholarship (2002) 2000 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 September 2002
... diverse books. The tales and sketches—particularly ‘‘Bartleby, the Scrivener’’ and ‘‘Benito Cerenoreceived a number of fine readings. Also notable is a special issue of Leviathan: A Journal of Melville Studies devoted to pedagogy. i General Several works deal with biography. Elizabeth Hardwick’s...
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American Literary Scholarship (2021) 2019 (1): 33–51.
Published: 01 September 2021
... anthology seems, at times, largely populated by literary Bartlebys: critics and commentators who would perhaps prefer not to. Unlike the scrivener, however, they still somehow manage to expend the e ort. We may be thankful that they do, for in this collection sublime moments rise above the grayish mood...
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American Literary Scholarship (2012) 2010 (1): 53–73.
Published: 01 September 2012
... (excluding Redburn) and “Bartleby,” Clarel, and Billy Budd. Paliwoda examines the effect of what he calls “this malady” on the interior lives of Melville’s principal characters and the ways it shapes them and the author’s own approaches to writing. Relying on previous scholarship on the subject...
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American Literary Scholarship (2003) 2001 (1): 49–65.
Published: 01 September 2003
...John Samson Duke University Press 2003 3 Melville John Samson Though the early works, the short stories, and The ConŽdence-Man were largely ignored by critics this year, Moby-Dick continued to receive its usual large body of criticism, and Pierre, ‘‘ Bartleby , the Scrivener...
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American Literary Scholarship (2009) 2007 (1): 49–68.
Published: 01 September 2009
... to which Melville devoted most of his life. Melville’s Pacific writings gain attention in a good collection of essays from the 2003 Melville Society conference in Hawaii that pays special attention to Typee and imperialism, and a deconstructionist devotes an entire monograph to “Bartleby...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 39–58.
Published: 01 September 2004
... and ‘‘disciplinary narratives’’ in Melville’s America, then shows how ‘‘Bartleby, the Scrivener’’ reworks these conventions to emphasize the failure of legal and philanthropic systems. She then describes how, in the other short works, ‘‘Melville develops interactive narratives that play on fiction’s capacity...
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American Literary Scholarship (2020) 2018 (1): 31–47.
Published: 01 September 2020
... of Bartleby and Benito Cereno on college syllabi. Sketch- ing out contexts and approaches to each tale and to the collection as a whole and pointing to materials in the appendices that augment each way of reading, Yothers gives the volume a dynamic, choose-your-own- adventure quality. Appendices include...
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American Literary Scholarship (2007) 2005 (1): 55–74.
Published: 01 September 2007
..., and Norman Mailer. The Pequod is like a floating city testing the claims of urban democracies,Pierre satirizes the New York literary scene, “Bartleby” records the inanition of city life, and even Billy Budd echoes the conflicts between capital and labor rife in late-19th-century New York. Melville...
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American Literary Scholarship (2015) 2013 (1): 37–53.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and characterization in Pierre in ways that “emboldened” Melville to create increasingly “unknowable characters” such as Bartleby and Jimmy Rose. Contextualizing Pierre with works such as Jared Spark’s Library of American Biography and Ralph Waldo Emerson’s Representative Men, Kelley argues that Melville...
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American Literary Scholarship (2000) 1998 (1): 45–60.
Published: 01 September 2000
... (as if they themselves were the twins), took from the grotesque spectacle of [Barnum s] Chang and Eng the basis for a theory of twinning as cosmic conspiracy and/or the basis for twinning as a parable of power and servitude Gri th discusses this twinning in Bartleby Moby- Dick, and Billy Budd. Charles E. Morris III s...
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American Literary Scholarship (2013) 2011 (1): 35–59.
Published: 01 September 2013
... of his dismay at the “pious hypocrisy of antebellum capitalism” and the impersonality of the publishing industry, but he concentrates on Pierre and “Bartleby” as narratives that go further, by “reenacting and 40 Melville mocking the business of publishing” and the book trade’s emphasis...
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American Literary Scholarship (2008) 2006 (1): 53–71.
Published: 01 September 2008
.... 60–81), argues that “The Piazza” both draws on and revises Sedgwick’s A New-England Tale (1821). Elizabeth Schultz, “ ‘Bartleby’ and ‘Uncle Christopher’s’: Sites of Wage Slavery and Domestic Abuse” (pp. 82–97), finds similar treatments of class and gender inequalities in these two...
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American Literary Scholarship (2016) 2014 (1): 415–494.
Published: 01 September 2016
... figurative matrix for the story. Péter Csató’s “Sacredness and Interpretability: The Case of Mel- ville’s ‘Bartleby the Scrivener’ ”  (Imaginaires 13 [2009]: 125–44) offers a meta-interpretive analysis of a critical reading of Herman Melville’s short story through Donald M. Fiene’s “Bartleby...
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American Literary Scholarship (2004) 2002 (1): 443–524.
Published: 01 September 2004
... exploration of Thoreau’s representation of the interplay of nature and revelation. Three articles provide insightful contextual readings of Herman Mel- ville’s texts. Focusing on religion, metaphysics, and symbolism, Michèle Bonnet’s introductory ‘‘ ‘Bartleby’ et la philosophie romantique: le...