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By Herman Melville Hershel Parker Harrison Hayford G. Thomas Tanselle Alma MacDougall Reising | Comments: ( 366 ) | Date: ( May 31, 2020 )

Melville s long poem Clarel A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land 1876 was the last full length book he published Until the mid twentieth century even the most partisan of Melville s advocates hesitated to endure a four part poem of 150 cantos and almost 18,000 lines about a naive American named Clarel, on pilgrimage through the Palestinian ruins with a provocative clMelville s long poem Clarel A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land 1876 was the last full length book he published Until the mid twentieth century even the most partisan of Melville s advocates hesitated to endure a four part poem of 150 cantos and almost 18,000 lines about a naive American named Clarel, on pilgrimage through the Palestinian ruins with a provocative cluster of companions But modern critics have found Clarel a much better poem than was ever realized Robert Penn Warren called it a precursor of The Waste Land It abounds with revelations of Melville s inner life Most strikingly, it is argued that the character Vine is a portrait of Melville s friend Nathaniel Hawthorne Clarel is one of the most complex theological explorations of faith and doubt in all of American literature, and this edition brings Melville s poem to new life.


  • Title: Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land
  • Author: Herman Melville Hershel Parker Harrison Hayford G. Thomas Tanselle Alma MacDougall Reising
  • ISBN: 9780810125407
  • Page: 145
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Herman Melville Hershel Parker Harrison Hayford G. Thomas Tanselle Alma MacDougall Reising

Herman 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 during his lifetime, and most responsible for Melville s fall from favor with the reading public was rediscovered in the 20th century as one of the chief literary masterpieces of both American and world literature.



Comments Clarel: A Poem and Pilgrimage in the Holy Land

  • Elizabeth

    An epic poem of ideas. So hard to follow that you do really feel like you're going on a difficult journey, like the characters. But as you keep going the ideas get more and more interesting, the people get more and more engaging, and you want to see more and more of the little wonderful and terrible moments that happen along the way.


  • Illiterate

    Bleak poetry and thought. The heart longs for faith the head rejects. The search for faith leads to loss of joy on earth.


  • Nathan Eilers

    Oh, Melville, this is quite an arduous poem you've written here. Sure, there are excellent passages about faith, doubt, and the problem of evil, but the poesy isn't much (sometimes it's outright bad) and the story doesn't exist. Basically, Melville invents a bunch of characters who embody different ideas and has them talk to each other. A lot.Don't read this unless you're a Melville scholar.


  • Ben

    Europe was in a decade dim:Upon the future's trembling rimThe comet hovered. His a leagueOf frank debate and close intrigue:Plot, proselyte, appeal, denounce--Conspirator, pamphleteer, at once,And prophet. Wear and tear and jarHe met with coffee and cigar:These kept awake the man and moodAnd dream. That uncreated GoodHe sought, whose absence is the causeOf creeds and Atheists, mobs and laws.Precocities of heart outranThe immaturities of brain. Along with each superior mindThe vain, foolhard, wor [...]


  • Eric Marcy

    Some books are absolute beasts to get through, but incredibly worth it once the journey is over. Clarel is wonderful because the intense spiritual wrestling it prompts continues long after the powerful final lines echo away.Clarel is a painfully unwieldy long-form epic poem, the longest ever written by an American, if I'm not mistaken (18,000 lines!) and as its motley cast of characters wander over and across the holy land, and the conflicts between religion(s) and science at the passing of the [...]


  • Paola

    INDICEPrefazioneCLARELI. JERUSALEM/GERUSALEMMEI. The Hostel I. L’0stello II. Abdon II. Abdon XXV. Huts XXV. Tuguri XXXII. Of Rama XXXII. Rama XXXIV. They Tarry XXXIV. Indugiano XXXv11. A Sketch XXXVII. BozzettoII. THE WILDERNESS/LA DESOLAZIONEXVI. Night in Jericho XVI. Notte a Gerico XVIII. The Syrian Monk XVIII. Il monaco siriano XXXV. Prelusive XXXV. Preludendo XXXVI. Sodom XXXVI. Sodoma XXXVIII. The Fog XXXVIII. La nebbiaIV. BETHLEHEM/BETLEMMEX. A Monument X. Un monumento XX. Derwent and Un [...]


  • Adam Gardner

    Probably not worth the 500 plus pages of tetrameter but bold and intellectually severe at times.


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