Lo nico que se me ocurre decir es mediocre Un libro que no voy a recordar ni voy a extra ar Quizas lo mencionare como aquellos libros que se deben evitar leer. De frases ampulosas en exceso, extraordinariamente rebuscadas, con mon logos azucarados hasta la diabetes, creo que esta colecci n de cuentos es apenas interesante. La tem tica de las historias pudo haber sido explotada de mejor manera la historia del gallo o la del viejo y hura o marinero tienen un gran potencial pero el estilo de Melville convirtio una idea interesante en una mala historia. No he leido, aun, Moby Dick pero si el estilo se mantiene, va a ser mejor que evite dicho libro. In the spring of 1853 after the failure of his novel Pierre Or the Ambiguities and the rejection of his most recent manuscript, The Isle of the Cross now lost , Herman Melville submitted three stories to Harper s This was the beginning of period that would see the publication of such great stories as Bartley, the Scrivener , Benito Cereno , The Piazza , and others It would culminate with his great unfinished novella, Billy Budd, Sailor All of Melville s tales including Billy Budd are included in this collection from Harper s Perennial Library. By the end of 1853 Melville submits his first story that can be considered not only great but even amazing this is Bartleby, the Scrivener A Story of Wall Street T Budd, Sailor And Bartleby, The Scrivener Are Two Of The Most Revered Shorter Works Of Fiction In History Here, They Are Collected Along With Other Stories In A Beautifully Redesigned Collection That Represents The Best Short Work Of An American MasterAs Warner Berthoff Writes In His Introduction To This Volume, It Is Hard To Think Of A Major Novelist Or Storyteller Who Is Not Also A First Rate Entertainer A Master, According To Choice, Of High Comedy, Of One Or Another Robust Species Of Expressive [Herman Melville] ☆ Great Short Works of Herman Melville [pirates PDF] read Online ï Humour, Or Of Some Special Variety Of The Preposterous, The Grotesque, The Absurd And Melville, Certainly, Is No Exception A Kind Of Vigorous Supervisory Humour Is His Natural Idiom As A Writer, And One Particular Attraction Of His Shorter Work Is The Fresh Further Display It Offers Of This Prime Element In His Literary Character The Town Ho S Story Bartleby, The Scrivener A Story Of Wall Street Cock A Doodle Doo Or, The Crowing Of The Noble Cock Beneventano The Encantadas Or Enchanted Isles The Two Temples Poor Man S Pudding And Rich Man S Crumbs The Happy Failure A Story Of The River Hudson The Lightning Rod Man The Fiddler The Paradise Of Bachelors And The Tartarus Of Maids The Bell Tower Benito Cereno Jimmy Rose I And My Chimney The Gees The Apple Tree Table, Or original Spiritual Manifestations The Piazza The Marquis De Grandvin Three Jack Gentian Sketches John Marr Daniel Orme Billy Budd, Sailor I like Bartleby the Scrivener, but that s about it The rest was somewhat underwhelming. Listening to Benjamin Britten s opera Billy Budd not long ago, I realized how long it has been since I read Melville s story, so that s what inspired me to bring out this volume. There are really only four great stories in the book Bartleby, the Scrivener, that astonishing imaginative bridge between Charles Dickens and Franz Kafka The Encantadas, an imaginative travelogue to the Gal pagos, seen not as Darwin s laboratory of natural selection nor as the ecotourist s endangered paradise, but as the Fallen World in its raw essence Benito Cereno, the most mechanically structured of Melville s tales but also the one that raises the most unsettling questions about its theme and tone Billy Budd, that inexhaustible fable about innocence I first read these stories when I was in my early 20 s And as Mark Twain said Melville is not only smarter now than he was then, he is also a better writer than he was back then Seriously, these stories contain the undeniable masterworks like Benito Cereno, Bartleby and Bill Budd, which academics have all but exploited to dead, yet are still fresh and readable. But also all the rest of the stories that Melville wrote for the many magazines of his day most notably Putnam s magazine, put out by Melville s publisher to highlight their writers There is a richness of mood, setting, character, ambiance, historical time and place to these stories that belie Melville being a sea story writer There is a wide variety of mood, feeling, and insight too Some of the tales are very light, mere anecdotes or, and this really surprised me, they are True Stories much like my own, but set in ↠´ Great Short Works of Herman Melville ☆ Herman Melville is an incredible author His writing is dense, so much so that the traditional Picture Words exchange rate cannot apply to his novels His prose positions itself so as to increase the resolution of all images it evokes his thousand words portray but a corner of an intricate, focused picture Within each short story he, like an artist well versed in the trade, paints such a believable slice of the 19th century that his readers must engage. Of all these short works, my favorite by far is I and My Chimney, a tongue in cheek account of an autobiographical man s battle with his wife over an enormous chimney Of course, this is followed closely by The Encantadas and many, many others.
Bartleby, the Scrivener and Benito Cereno are nice tales, but my very most favorite Melville piece is far and away I and My Chimney After reading it I managed to find a few pictures posted on line of the home where Melville was living and of which he was writing in I and My Chimney I have started Moby Dick several times and I know I should love it, but to be honest I don t think I have ever managed even in preparation for a test while in college to reach the final page Give me I and My Chimney, the essays, the short stories Let the rest of the world and serious readers have that nasty great whale. While I enjoyed some of these Billy Budd, Sailor Benito Cereno Bartleby, the Scrivener Poor Man s Pudding and Rich Man s Crumbs The Paradise of Bachelors and the Tartarus of Maids The Apple Tree Table to various extents , I skimmed most of them because I couldn t get into the story. I adore Melville Every one of his short works or sketches hit me in just the right mood If you read nothing else in this life, read Melville.
About The Author
There is than one author with this nameHerman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet His first two books gained much attention, though they were not bestsellers, and his popularity declined precipitously only a few years later By the time of his death he had been almost completely forgotten, but his longest novel, Moby Dick largely considered a failure d