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Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land
By Herman Melville, Harrison Hayford (editor) and Hershel Parker (foreword by)
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Publisher Northwestern Univ Pr
Publication date August 20, 2008
Pages 499
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780810125407
ISBN-10 0810125404
Dimensions 1.25 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 1.35 lbs.
Original list price $22.95
Other format details university press
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Melville’s long poem Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land (1876) was the last full-length book he published. Until the mid-twentieth century even the most partisan of Melville’s advocates hesitated to endure a four-part poem of 150 cantos and almost 18,000 lines about a naive American named Clarel, on pilgrimage through the Palestinian ruins with a provocative cluster of companions.

            But modern critics have found Clarel a much better poem than was ever realized. Robert Penn Warren called it a precursor of The Waste Land. It abounds with revelations of Melville’s inner life. Most strikingly, it is argued that the character Vine is a portrait of Melville’s friend Nathaniel Hawthorne. Clarel is one of the most complex theological explorations of faith and doubt in all of American literature, and this edition brings Melville’s poem to new life.



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With Herman Melville, Harrison Hayford (other contributor) | from Northwestern Univ Pr (August 20, 2008)
9780810125407 | details & prices | 499 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.25 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $22.95
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