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Six Great Modern Short Novels by James Joyce
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This book contains The Dead, by James Joyce; Billy Budd, Foretopman, by Herman Melville; Noon Wine, by Katherine Anne Porter; The Overcoat, by Nikolay Gogol; The Pigrim Hawk, by Glenway Wescott; and The Bear, by William Faulkner. All are well worth reading. ( )
  Schmerguls | Aug 2, 2013 |
BILLY BUDD - Perhaps the most studied of Melville's works, enriched by his friendship with Hawthorne and his dark symbol-laden stories. Narrative heads straight to the hanging of the hero with allusions to Myth, naval histoire, at sea. Three essential characters, each with a flaw come to be tragic: Billy with his stutter, Captain Vere, with a "queer streak of the pedantic", and master-at-arms Claggart, with an sallow antipathy to the righteous. Budd is a Christ, created at the end of Melville's life near to 68 (d. at 72)in his obscurity.
  keylawk | Sep 24, 2007 |
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Joyce, Jamesprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Faulkner, Williammain authorall editionsconfirmed
Gogol, Nikolaymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Melville, Hermanmain authorall editionsconfirmed
Porter, Katherine Annemain authorall editionsconfirmed
Wescott, Glenwaymain authorall editionsconfirmed
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