To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. ~ Herman Melville
Herman Melville (Aug. 1, 1819 – Sept. 28, 1891) was born in New York. He was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. His best known works include Typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences in Polynesian life, and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851). His work was almost forgotten during his last thirty years. His writing draws on his experience at sea as a common sailor, exploration of literature and philosophy, and engagement in the contradictions of American society in a period of rapid change. He developed a complex, baroque style: the vocabulary is rich and original, a strong sense of rhythm infuses the elaborate sentences, the imagery is often mystical or ironic, and the abundance of allusion extends to Scripture, myth, philosophy, literature, and the visual arts.
This week on Writing from the Peak:
April 24 Adventures in Beta Reading by Shannon Lawrence
April 26 Let’s Talk about your AUDIO Book by KL Cooper
April 28 Sweet Success Celebrates Barbara Nickless