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October 22, Format: Paperback If the difficulty of getting hold of it is any indication, then most people think Melville's poetry isn't worth it. I've been waiting for years for the poetry volume of the Northwestern-Newberry edition to appear it was promised forbut still shows no signs of coming out.
That will be the ultimate answer, as it'll include all the materials, commentaries, etc. In the meantime, it makes a lot of sense to collect Melville's own three published volumes of verse in this beautifully compact book.
This may not represent his poetic legacy as a whole, but it shows at any rate his public face as a poet. And a very odd poet he is indeed. He has a lot in common with Thomas Hardy, I think: Hardy is, nevertheless, a great poet. When the occasion demands it - "The Convergence of the Twain" about the Titanic disaster, the superb poems of about his dead wife - there's a kind of clumsy power about him which overpowers any reservations.
Melville's technical shortcomings are - if anything - even greater. The chains of rhyme and metre chafe him more than virtually any other nineteenth-century poet I can think of.
He seems to have almost no natural facility for verse.
And yet as all readers of his prose are aware he is a genius. And every now and then it glimmers out in the midst of the most clotted poems. In glades they meet skull after skull Where pine-cones lay Some start as in dreams, And comrades lost bemoan: By the edge of those wilds Stonewall had charged - But the Year and the Man were gone.
There's a mythic force in some of these Civil War poems which is unsurpassed. Once you get over the surface defects, then, there's a lot encoded in the depths of Melville's verse - a submerged continent of perceptions every bit as vivid as his fiction. The wait continues for the definitive edition, but for now I'm just grateful to have this one.
It seems somehow characteristic that he should have to wait so long for the critical establishment to do justice to his talents in this field -- Herman Melville both as a man and a writerwas, it seems, born to be overlooked.
Certainly that bit about my long wait for the poetry volume of the Northwestern-Newberry edition rings true - I didn't then realise that there would be two: I already had a copy of their edition of Clarel, which was some comfort, at least.
I see from their site that I first ordered books from Amazon. Auden a two-volume edition, edited by Edward Mendelson, then promised for I 'pre-ordered' both, only to endure years of delays and excuses and finally their complete disappearance from the site.
The Melville project has now - almost - cranked to a close, awaiting just that last Library of America volume to complete the tally. Auden's Complete Works, however, took a long detour through six volumes of his collected prose, on top of two of his plays and libretti, and so, twenty years later, I'm still waiting for those poems.
Never say die, though: I'm sure that when they do eventually appear, they'll be very thoroughly collated and annotated. I read somewhere recently that America's three greatest nineteenth-century poets were Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson - and Herman Melville.Abu Ishaq Al-Shatibi's Reformulation of the Concept of Bida - A Study of His Al Itisaam.
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