Billy Budd, Sailor: And Other Stories
Bantam Books, 1986 - 278 Seiten
Stung by the critical reception and lack of commercial success of his previous two works, Moby-Dick and Pierre, Herman Melville became obsessed with the difficulties of communicating his vision to readers. His sense of isolation lies at the heart of these later works. "Billy Budd, Sailor," a classic confrontation between good and evil, is the story of an innocent young man unable to defend himself against a wrongful accusation. The other selections here-"Bartleby," "The Encantadas," "Benito Cereno," and "The Piazza"-also illuminate, in varying guises, the way fictions are created and shared with a wider society. In his introduction Frederick Busch discusses Melville's preoccupation with his "correspondence with the world," his quarrel with silence, and why fiction was, for Melville, "a matter of life and death." Book jacket.
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LibraryThing ReviewNutzerbericht - jonfaith - www.librarything.com
Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity. Billy and Bartleby are old friends, portraits of ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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Herman Melville schildert die tragische Geschichte von Billy Budd, einem zum Kriegsdienst gepressten Matrosen, der seinen Dienst dennoch vorbildlich versieht. Seine Hingabe, Beliebtheit und Schönheit ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
BILLY BUDD SAILOR
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