Archive: "Herman Melville" Category

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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Graphic novels, comic books, and Herman Melville

Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick has lent itself to many adaptations and abridgements over the years, including a number of treatments in comic book/graphic novel form. Special Collections contains comic books based on Moby Dick dating as far back as the early 1940’s, and actively collects modern graphic novel retellings of Melville’s masterpiece. Some of …

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New acquisitions in rare literature

With the assistance of the Friends of the Harold B. Lee Library, Special Collections recently acquired a first-edition copy of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ famous classic, Tarzan of the Apes.  The novel spawned some two dozen sequels, a comic strip and comic books, radio and television programs, and numerous film adaptations.  Burroughs was a prolific author …

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New resources for the literary author collections

BYU actively collects works by and about five British and American literary authors: William Wordsworth, Robert Burns, Herman Melville, Louisa May Alcott, and Walt Whitman. To help researchers better explore the contents of these collections, Special Collections is adding new resources to our website. Each of the pages for the five author collections will soon …

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