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" What I feel most moved to write, that is banned,— it will not pay. Yet, altogether, write the other way I cannot. So the product is a final hash, and all my books are botches. "
Melville’s Anatomies - Página 7
por Samuel Otter - 1999 - 418 páginas
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The Rebellious Puritan: Portrait of Mr. Hawthorne

Lloyd R. Morris - 1927 - 367 páginas
...an old nutmeg grater, grated to pieces by the constant attrition of the wood, that is, the nutmeg. What I feel most moved to write, that is banned —...product is a final hash, and all my books are botches." "Shall I send you," he asked Nathaniel another time, "a fin of the 'Whale' by way of a specimen mouthful?...
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The Double Dealer, Volúmenes3-4

1966
...passage in this identical letter, he refers to the compromise which he seemed to be forced to make, "What I feel most moved to write, that is banned,...product is a final hash, and all my books are botches." As the particular botch he was at work on then was "Moby Dick," I cannot quite see the pertinence of...
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The Private Melville

Philip Young - 2010
...shall at last be worn out and perish, like an old nutmeg 20. Arvin. Herman Melville, 202. grater. . . . What I feel most moved to write, that is banned, — it will not pay. . . . Though I wrote the Gospels in this century. I should die in the gutter."21 Four decades later...
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Moby Dick

Herman Melville - 1992 - 492 páginas
...presentiment that despite his best wishes this wasn'ta book that would satisfy the market: 'What I most feel moved to write, that is banned, - it will not pay....the product is a final hash, and all my books are botches.'5 The pressure to make money notwithstanding - he married in 1 847, and had a son in 1 849...
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Correspondence

Herman Melville, Lynn Horth - 1993 - 923 páginas
...an old nutmeg-grater, grated to pieces by the constant attrition of the wood, that is, the nutmeg. What I feel most moved to write, that is banned, —...product is a final hash, and all my books are botches. I'm rather sore, perhaps, in this letter; but see my hand! — four blisters on this palm, made by...
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Closet Writing/Gay Reading: The Case of Melville's Pierre

James Creech - 1993 - 219 páginas
...emphasis)17 16. In June 1851, while working on Moby-Dick, Melville wrote Hawthorne in a resonant vein, "What I feel most moved to write, that is banned,...the product is a final hash, and all my books are botched" (Melville, Letters, 128). I would suggest that the appositive to "banned," glossing it as...
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Critical Theory and the Novel: Mass Society and Cultural Criticism in ...

David Bruce Suchoff - 1994 - 224 páginas
...Hawthorne, his own work as a product in between: "what I feel most moved to write, that is banned,—it will not pay. Yet, altogether, write the other way...product is a final hash, and all my books are botches." But a strikingly modern type of cultural analysis also appears in Melville's assessment. The novel...
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Dionysus in Literature: Essays on Literary Madness

Branimir M. Rieger - 1994 - 233 páginas
...write, that is banned,—it will not pay. Yet, altogether, write the other way I cannot," he explained. "So the product is a final hash, and all my books are botches." But Melville never really lost faith in his work—only in the judgment of the public: "Try to get...
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Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form

Priscilla Wald, Professor of English and Women's Studies Priscilla Wald - 1995 - 390 páginas
..."Dollars damn me; and the malicious Devil is forever grinning in upon me, holding the door ajar. . . . What I feel most moved to write, that is banned, —...the product is a final hash, and all my books are botches."29 What initially appears to be a critique of the market's censorial powers in fact articulates...
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A Herman Melville Encyclopedia

Robert L. Gale - 1995 - 536 páginas
...holding the door ajar." Melville added this: "What I feel most moved to write, that is 302 Moby-Dick banned, — it will not pay. Yet, altogether, write...product is a final hash, and all my books are botches." Moby-Dick, though imperfect, is anything but a botch. It appeals to readers on several levels. Young...
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