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Experience and Experimental WritingLiterary Pragmatism from Emerson to the Jameses$
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Paul Grimstad

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780199874071

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199874071.001.0001

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Unearthing Pierre

Unearthing Pierre

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(p.65) Chapter 3 Unearthing Pierre
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Experience and Experimental Writing
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Paul Grimstad

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199874071.003.0003

This chapter looks at how Melville reacted to reviews for Moby-Dick by adding pages to the finished manuscript of Pierre, and considers Melville’s use of allegory. It also looks in detail at Melville’s prose style circa 1851-1852.

Keywords:   Pierre, allegory, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick, prose style

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