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The Resource Reading Billy Budd, Hershel Parker

Reading Billy Budd, Hershel Parker

Label
Reading Billy Budd
Title
Reading Billy Budd
Statement of responsibility
Hershel Parker
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Parker, Hershel
Dewey number
813/.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS2384.B7
LC item number
P37 1990
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Melville, Herman
  • Sea stories, American
  • Executions and executioners in literature
  • Impressment in literature
  • Sailors in literature
Label
Reading Billy Budd, Hershel Parker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-190)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Billy Budd as lae masterpiece -- Part One: unfinished MS: from writing-desk to bread-box -- Melville and the historical background pf Billy Budd -- Billy Budd in Melville's late literary milieu -- Billy Budd in Melville's working life -- Preservation and transcription -- Part Two: Billy Budd: from foretopman to sailor -- The dynamics of the canonization of Billy Budd, foretopman -- Close-reading a flawed text -- Textual curiosity in the new critical 1950s -- The Hayford-Sealts edition (1962) -- Part Three: a chapter-by-chapter reading of Billy Budd, Sailor -- The plot of Billy Budd and the politics of interpreting it -- Starting at the end (The ballad) -- Melville's first (and faltering) prose (Chs. 1-2) -- Melville gather is forces (Ch.3) -- The problematical role of Lord Nelson (Chs. 4-5) -- Late-written preparatory scenes (Chs. 6-7) Earlier-written Claggart scenes (Ch. 8-9) -- The Dansker--latecomer to the Claggart scenes (Ch. 10) -- Expansion of the portrait of Claggart (Chs. 11-13) -- Billy and Claggart (Chs. 14-16) -- Melville being Hawthornesque (Ch. 17) -- The accusation (Ch. 18) -- The confrontation (Ch. 19) -- The court martial (Chs. 20-21) -- The private meeting of Billy and Captain Vere (Ch. 22) -- Billy's last night (Chs. 23-24) -- The hanging (Ch. 25) -- The purser and the surgeon (Ch. 26) -- After the hanging (Ch. 27) -- The death of Captain Vere (Ch. 28) -- The news account (Ch. 29) Memories of Billy, and the Ballad (Ch. 30) -- Part Four: Textual problems and interpretation -- Textural problems created by Weaver -- The inherently problematical nature of the text
Control code
22625348
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 190 pages
Isbn
9780810109612
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
90021487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1384795
Label
Reading Billy Budd, Hershel Parker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-190)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Billy Budd as lae masterpiece -- Part One: unfinished MS: from writing-desk to bread-box -- Melville and the historical background pf Billy Budd -- Billy Budd in Melville's late literary milieu -- Billy Budd in Melville's working life -- Preservation and transcription -- Part Two: Billy Budd: from foretopman to sailor -- The dynamics of the canonization of Billy Budd, foretopman -- Close-reading a flawed text -- Textual curiosity in the new critical 1950s -- The Hayford-Sealts edition (1962) -- Part Three: a chapter-by-chapter reading of Billy Budd, Sailor -- The plot of Billy Budd and the politics of interpreting it -- Starting at the end (The ballad) -- Melville's first (and faltering) prose (Chs. 1-2) -- Melville gather is forces (Ch.3) -- The problematical role of Lord Nelson (Chs. 4-5) -- Late-written preparatory scenes (Chs. 6-7) Earlier-written Claggart scenes (Ch. 8-9) -- The Dansker--latecomer to the Claggart scenes (Ch. 10) -- Expansion of the portrait of Claggart (Chs. 11-13) -- Billy and Claggart (Chs. 14-16) -- Melville being Hawthornesque (Ch. 17) -- The accusation (Ch. 18) -- The confrontation (Ch. 19) -- The court martial (Chs. 20-21) -- The private meeting of Billy and Captain Vere (Ch. 22) -- Billy's last night (Chs. 23-24) -- The hanging (Ch. 25) -- The purser and the surgeon (Ch. 26) -- After the hanging (Ch. 27) -- The death of Captain Vere (Ch. 28) -- The news account (Ch. 29) Memories of Billy, and the Ballad (Ch. 30) -- Part Four: Textual problems and interpretation -- Textural problems created by Weaver -- The inherently problematical nature of the text
Control code
22625348
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
vi, 190 pages
Isbn
9780810109612
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
90021487
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1384795

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