Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Jonathon Sturgeon put my Melville Biography (both volumes) in his List of 50 Essential Literary Biographies

Thanks to Carl Rollyson for telling me about this! I was so excited yesterday that I did not realize that Jonathon Spurgeon was talking about both volumes.



Herman Melville: A Biography, Hershel Parker
Another multi-volume study, Parker’s Herman Melville follows the (by turns) fascinating and totally boring life of one of our great novelists. One of my favorite biographies for the way it demonstrates not how to fail better, but how to fail worse.

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