September 25, 2005

New Biography of Herman Melville

Andrew Delbanco, Melville: His World and Work

A review by Michael Dirda in the Washington Post says:
In the end, perhaps the most important use of literary biography is to send us back to a writer's books with increased understanding and renewed excitement. This Andrew Delbanco certainly does for Herman Melville. We are his beneficiaries.

1 comment:

richard weisberg said...

I have a new posting on this blog (rw, 10/6/05) about Prof. Andrew Delbanco's new book on Melville.