Archive: "Herman Melville" Category

Comics & Rare Literary Authors

The library’s current Comics & Mormons exhibit features original artwork and published comics and graphic novels from Special Collections’ America Collection.  You may be surprised to learn that graphic novels, comic books, and even anime are hiding in other collections as well! Back in 2010, this blog featured some graphic novel treatments of Herman Meville’s …

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New Acquisitions: Literary Criticism and Biography

Looking for new sources on topics in American literature? Here are a few of the latest additions to BYU’s comprehensive collections of authors Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. You will only find them in Special Collections! Christine Gerhardt, A Place for Humility: Whitman, Dickinson, and the Natural World. University of Iowa Press, 2014.   Justin Martin, …

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Updated author collection guides

If you’re a regular user of the HBLL’s subject guides, you’ve probably seen the newly upgraded designs. We’re happy to announce that the collection guides for the Rowe Collection of William Wordsworth, Robert Burns Collection, Walt Whitman Collection,  Louisa May Alcott Collection, and Herman Melville Collection have all been re-designed with updated information including recent …

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Moby Dick Remixed

Herman Melville’s novel Moby-Dick is a masterpiece of American literature which has significantly influenced many modern authors. Sometimes those authors use the novel as inspiration in surprising ways! Here are a few recent additions to Special Collections’ Herman Melville collection. Click on the cover images for full title and author information. Moby-Dick, the children’s board …

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New Critical Works on American Literary Authors

Here are a few of the latest acquisitions to BYU’s comprehensive collections of authors Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, and Louisa May Alcott. You will only find them in Special Collections! Laure Katsaros, New York-Paris: Whitman, Baudelaire, and the Hybrid City (Univ. of Michigan P, 2012). Call number: WHITMAN PS 3233 .K38 2012   Martin Kevorkian, …

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Updated LibGuides for Author Collections

Check out the new, updated LibGuides for the Alcott, Burns, Melville, Whitman, and Rowe Wordsworth Collections. You can find them on each collection’s page under the link “Collection Highlights and Other Resources,” starred in the screenshot below:  

New critical works on Whitman and Melville

Special Collections’ exhibit “Voices of the Civil War” features Walt Whitman and Herman Melville, who both tried to grapple with the violence and suffering caused by the American Civil War through their poetry. On display are first-edition copies of Whitman’s Drum-taps and Melville’s Battle-Pieces and Aspects of War. The library collects all printed works by …

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New critical works on Herman Melville

The following books are a sampling of some of the recent works of criticism acquired for the Herman Melville Collection.  To find these books and others, search the library catalog for the subject “Melville, Herman” or “Melville, Herman, 1819-1891–Criticism and interpretation.” David Dowling, Chasing the White Whale: The Moby-Dick Marathon; or, What Melville Means Today.  …

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New acquisitions for American authors collections

Special Collections has comprehensive collections of printed works by and about American authors Louisa May Alcott, Herman Melville, and Walt Whitman.  These are some of the newest critical and biographical works we have acquired for these collections: Richard Francis, Fruitlands: The Alcott Family and Their Search for Utopia (2010) Susan Cheever, Louisa May Alcott (2010) …

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