Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville (2nd Edition)
The New Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville provides timely,critical essays on Melville's classic works. The essays have beenspecially commissioned for this volume and provide a completeoverview of Melville's career. Melville's major novels arediscussed, along with a range of his short fiction and poetry,including neglected works ripe for rediscovery. The volume includesessays on such new topics as Melville and oceanic studies, Melvilleand animal studies, and Melville and the planetary, along with anumber of essays that focus on form and aesthetics. Written at alevel both challenging and accessible, this New Companion bringstogether a team of leading international scholars to offer studentsof American literature the most comprehensive introductionavailable to Melville's art.