Herman Melville: A Half-Known Life — Simply Charly

Herman Melville: A Half-Known Life, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2

By Carl Rollyson

John Bryant, a renowned Herman Melville scholar, writes in the wake of a veritable palimpsest of biographers: Raymond Weaver (1921), Lewis Mumford (1929), Newton Arvin (1950), Leon Howard (1951), Edwin Havilland Miller (1975), Laurie Robertson-Lorant (1996), Hershel Parker (two…