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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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Modernity at Sea: Melville, Marx, Conrad in Crisis

Cesare Casarino - 2002 - 271 páginas
...this he adds (in a letter to Hawthorne written in 1851 while Moby-Dick was being finally revised): "What I feel most moved to write, that is banned,...product is a final hash, and all my books are botches." 18 Here, perhaps, a network of determining relations between literary form and the logic of the market...
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Democratic Voices and Vistas: American Literature from Emerson to Lanier

Darrel Abel - 2002 - 540 páginas
..."the silent grass-growing mood in which a man ought always to compose. . . . Dollars damn me. . . . What I feel most moved to write, that is banned, —...product is a final hash, and all my books are botches." Melville was trying to make Moby Dick the kind of book he could respect himself, and damn the dollars,...
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Modernity at Sea: Melville, Marx, Conrad in Crisis

Cesare Casarino - 2002 - 271 páginas
...this he adds (in a letter to Hawthorne written in 1851 while Moby-Dick was being finally revised): "What I feel most moved to write, that is banned,...the product is a final hash, and all my books are botches."18 Here, perhaps, a network of determining relations between literary form and the logic of...
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Empire City: New York Through the Centuries

Kenneth T. Jackson, David S. Dunbar - 2002 - 994 páginas
...that opus, however, was tepid at best; he wrote his friend Nathaniel Hawthorne that "dollars damn me. What I feel most moved to write, that is banned, — it will not pay." By 1866 Melville was reduced to taking a job as a customs inspector at the piers at Gansevoort Street...
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Crimes of Art and Terror

Frank Lentricchia, Jody McAuliffe - 2007 - 200 páginas
...were his "botched" ways and poured out Moby-Dick and Pierre:"Do\\ars damn me," he wrote to Hawthorne. "What I feel most moved to write, that is banned,...pay. Yet, altogether, write the other way, I cannot." A bare chronology says much of what there is to say about the gargantuan literary energy that was Herman...
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Crimes of Art and Terror

Frank Lentricchia, Jody McAuliffe - 2007 - 200 páginas
...the malicious Devil is forever grinning upon me,— and I shall at last be worn out and perish . . . what I feel most moved to write, that is banned, it will not pay. Yet, altogether write the otherv&y I cannot. So the product is a final ha.sh. and all my books are botches. HERHAH HELVILLE,...
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Monumental Melville: The Formation of a Literary Career

Edgar A. Dryden - 2004 - 230 páginas
...constant attrition of the wood, that is, the nutmeg. 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. I'm rather sore, perhaps, in this letter; but see my hand!—four blisters on this palm, made by hoes...
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Updike: America's Man of Letters

William H. Pritchard - 2005 - 350 páginas
...but the economic motive preyed on his mind and led to exasperation: "Dollars damn me. . . . What 1 feel most moved to write, that is banned — it will...pay. Yet, altogether, write the other way I cannot," Melville is quoted from a letter to Hawthorne. As himself an economic unit concerned to make a monthly...
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Student Companion to Herman Melville

Sharon Talley - 2007 - 192 páginas
...also had serious doubts that the novel would sell. In June 1851, he wrote to Hawthorne, "What I feel moved to write, that is banned, — it will not pay....product is a final hash, and all my books are botches" (Letters 128). When disappointing reviews and sales followed the release of MobyDick, Melville wrote...
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Auto-poetica: Representations of the Creative Process in Nineteenth-century ...

DORTHY LEWIS - 2006 - 239 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, — it will not pay. Yet, altogether, write the o//wway I cannot. So the product is a final hash, and all my books are botches." Q. Hawthorne, 402)....
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