Billy Budd, Foretopman and the dynamics of canonization

Parker, Hershel
February 1990
College Literature;Feb90, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p21
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Focuses on the literary canonization of the book `Billy Budd, Foretopman,' by Herman Melville. Role of Melville's reputation in the instant popularity of the book; Criticisms on the book; Evaluative commentary on the execution scene in the book; Creation of a market for the novel in the United States.


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