Redburn, His First Voyage

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  • Title: Redburn, His First Voyage
  • Author: Herman Melville
  • ISBN: 9781605013350
  • Page: 319
  • Format: ebook

[PDF] Read ↠ Redburn, His First Voyage : by Herman Melville, Redburn, His First Voyage, Herman Melville, Redburn His First Voyage Watersgreen House Classic Editions Herman Melville Collection places Melville s early novels in the canon of gay literature Redburn is one of Melville s most appealing and certainly the most personal of his works Redburn the grief stricken youth cast among the vicious ruined men on the ship walking the streets of Liverpool in the late s even meeting Watersgreen H

Redburn, His First Voyage

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  1. For the scene of suffering is a scene of joy when the suffering is past and the silent reminiscence of hardships departed is sweeter than the presence of delight Herman Melville, RedburnIt must be awful as a writer to dash off a novel for money or tobacco in a couple of weeks and have it praised, but see your earlier serious novel Mardi panned, and your later novel Moby Dick under appreciated until years after your death That is the genius of a select group of writers they are destined to exist [...]

  2. Melville is one of the writers I saved for later I wanted to be able to crack open the occasional unread heavy hitter It was a risky move Anything goes wrong now, I will never read Moby Dick , and if that car in St Lazare had driven rather than skidded into my bike back in 04, I would never have read Moby Dick or Redburn That would be a pity I would have missed watching Wellingborough, cringe green at the start, learn his ropes It is complicated, physically taxing work that Melville describes th [...]

  3. Half way through this, young Redburn having arrived in Liverpool after his first sea voyage, from New York Melville, of course, is wonderful at evoking sea journeys and it goes without saying that he imbues his descriptions with the allegorical and the transcendent Here, by distancing the absent narrator who heas each chapter in the third person, there is delightful humour and irony at the expense of the growing, often so priggish, sailor He cannot be other than who he is, and his own map of the [...]

  4. I would be lying if I didn t admit that I am a Melville nerd I am a big enough Melville nerd that I have the last line of Bartleby the Scrivener tattooed on my arm I am a big enough nerd that reading Moby Dick wasn t enough for me I followed it up with Redburn.Here s the thing Redburn is an early effort that s passable in its own right, but really doesn t prepare you for the genius gamechanger it s laying the groundwork for You just don t see anything like Moby Dick coming based on Redburn Which [...]

  5. I ve been thinking a lot about Redburn today The turn of Redburn from naive sailor on his journey to England into a seasoned sailor on his return, paralleled by Bolton who is or less a copy of Redburn who falls for the same mistakes he does, is a really neat structure for a novel, especially w the narrative voice being an old sailor who laughs at his younger self Seems like one of the big themes is also indifference the sailors are indifferent to Redburn s suffering, the people are indifferent [...]

  6. This is a very nice book It is a coming of age story loosely based on a real voyage he took in 1839, though the book sets the story about 1848 Redburn is a young man from a formerly well to do family who needs to earn his keep and he chooses to go to sea as a common sailor in a merchantman called The Highlander We learn quite a lot about how life is for the beginner Redburn signs on as a boy , the lowest form of seaman His age is never specified but he seems to be about 17 18 years of age and I [...]

  7. A bit readable still than Melville s first three books, but lacking the high flights of metaphor in his later works, Redburn is an interesting American bildungsroman in the coming of age genre Melville did not rise to the level of Huckleberry Finn or anywhere close , but the novel holds interest for Melville scholars for its narrative structure and its likely autobiographical elements.As in Moby Dick, the narrator in Redburn is both a first person teller of the tale, and an older, self reflecti [...]

  8. one of the many amazing passages in redburn about learning the sailor language check out the semicolon action It is really wonderful how many names there are in the world There is no counting the names, that surgeons and anatomists give to the various parts of the human body which, indeed, is something like a ship its bones being the stiff standing rigging, and the sinews the small running ropes, that manage all the motions.I wonder whether mankind could not get along without all these names, wh [...]

  9. I loved this story and couldn t stop turning the pages I felt like I actually got to know the main character and was alongside him on his travels.

  10. One of Melville s cakes and ale books along with White Jacket , and one of his best despite the author s negative label Melville seemed perturbed about the reception of Mardi, and felt that the sap headed public only wanted travel oriented tales of the seas Unwittingly, he spun to very well written books that are something than cakes and ale something than what Typee and Omoo could ever be In Redburn and White Jacket Melville touches upon his philosophical touchstones in wyas subtle and hence [...]

  11. Redburn is a fictional narrative based on Melville s own experience, young boy s first voyage into the hostile world, and the feeling is that of reading his personal journal.Of course, Melville s Moby Dick, great in its theme and style is a brighter sun to me Nevertheless, Redburn has the same voice and passion I enjoyed the book.

  12. The title of this book totally isn t Moby Dick It seems like a shame that for so many, the fact that this book is not Moby Dick seems to be Redburn s most egregious error Just pretend someone else wrote it and it totally becomes a good book, like MAGIC 11I m not really down for Moby Dick 2 A Fish to Kill, anyway.

  13. good old herman this was written before moby dick, i believe and is not quite so elloquent, but melville still has some beautiful passages tucked in there as with moby dick, there are a few long dry chapters that you will have to endure.

  14. From Wellingborough Redburn To ButtonsI decided to celebrate this past Memorial Day by revisiting a classic American novel I settled upon Herman Melville s Redburn His First Voyage 1849 Redburn was Melville s fourth novel and followed upon the visionary book, Mardi The author readjusted his course briefly to write a realistic, semi autobiographical novel centering upon a sea voyage Author s frequently are poor judges of their own work and so, Melville spoke disparagingly of Redburn.The novel is [...]

  15. Melville wrote several long works to satisfy his own personal whimsy Mardi, Moby Dick, Pierre, Confidence Man, Clarel Each of these being bloated, disjointed, rambling, and overwrought, they tended to bomb sales wise In order to pay the bills, he also wrote straightforward works, such as Redburn As novels, they work so much better In Redburn, Melville shares his thoughts on a vast range of topics, but still manages to keep the narrative mostly on track the tangents don t go on for too long, and [...]

  16. Redburn published 1849, Moby Dick 1851 From chapter 20 There she blows whales whales close alongside A whale Think of it whales close to me I dropt the clapper as if it were red hot, and rushed to the side and there, dimly floating, lay four or five long, black snaky looking shapes, only a few inches out of the water Can these be whales Monstrous whales, such as I had heard of I thought they would look like mountains on the sea hills and valleys of flesh regular krakens, that made it high tide, [...]

  17. Melville most emotional and personal account of a 15 year old New York boy going on his first voyage aboard a sailing ship A story of a boy being introduced to the world and meet the most diversity of people who teach us so much.Reading it made me feel like I was reading a travel book It is a great example of Mark Twain s statement on travel Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts.

  18. A sophomoric journey through language from Melville at his youngest and most naive Occasional bits of beautiful prose sparkle over only 2 developed characters, Jackson and redburn A solid coming of age story through adventure, ironically dry Full of great nautical slice of life episodes phrases.

  19. This book got fuckin weird at the end, which is why you ve gotta love this Melville shit I don t think anyone has every written something quite like the scene where Redburn has to awkwardly kill time in the parlor of the gay brothel while waiting around for his friend.

  20. Like all Melville s novels, this is very lightly disguised memoir, this time of a voyage from New York to Liverpool and back in the merchant service What s interesting is how much it feels like the training wheels for Moby Dick how it works over so much of the same material the dreamy, romantic narrator the injustice and exploitation the satanic rebel of a sailor with control over the others the anecdotal, digressive style which gives you all the mechanics of life at sea but without pulling it t [...]

  21. Not sure where the faults are in this wonderful story Enjoyed it hugely The greatest poet of the sea.

  22. Redburn is returning to the wonder of Herman Melville without having to drag around the epic that is Moby Dick After I d attended the Moby Marathon Reading, I absolutely had to read Melville again And this one just happened to be sitting on my shelf unread.Redburn is charming He d determined to take his first voyage, and boards the Highlander with his hand me down hunting coat and no earthly idea what he s getting into It doesn t take long for him to hate being a sailor And then he loves it, and [...]

  23. This novel is filled with Melville s preliminary experimentations with nonfiction and auto fiction he would fully realize in the cytology and technical seafaring chapters of Moby Dick In many ways, Redburn seems an extended sketch in preparation for the masterwork to come We see how Ahab comes out of the creepy, charismatic, evil, invalid sailor, Jackson, and how Queequeg rises out of the androgynous Harry Bolton Redburn, the first person narrator, confesses he is a sort of Ishmael amongst the c [...]

  24. Redburn His First Voyage, Being the Sailor Boy, Confessions and Reminiscences of the Son of a Gentleman, In the Merchant Service Redburn Wellingborough, a young man who idealizes his Revolutionary War era father, decides to go to sea, leaving his bereaved mother and sister and taking with him a journal written by his father that he regards as sacrosanct The moment he leaves home, however, he is ridiculed for his antique clothing, and we become aware that we are in the Jackson Era, during which m [...]

  25. Wellingborough Redburn comes from a large and illustrious New York mercantile family which has recently become impoverished because of the bankruptcy and death of his father Needing to support himself, he decides to find employment where employment is available the sea This novel, like Melville s earlier Typee and Omoo, is a sort of fictionalized memoir based upon his own experiences at sea this time his first voyage in 1839 This was not aboard a whaling ship but on a merchant vessel carrying go [...]

  26. This shoddy number shows that Melville wasn t good at writing for money It s about a well mannered lad down on his luck who becomes a sailor and has to learn the hard way how to be a sailor Then it s about Liverpool, with meanandering passages about the mean lives therein sort of like Dickens without the rich characters Then it s back to the ship, but with the addition of some new sailors, one with womanly eyes and another with a liquid singing voice much of the remainder of the book focuses on [...]

  27. Much less daunting than Moby Dick, this is a great yarn that swings between moments of comedy and tragedy A cast of memorable characters that includes a really evil old sailor named Jackson who would have been right at home in Blood Meridian I would recommend it to those who have tried the one about the whale, but just couldn t get over the humpback Sorry I couldn t help myself This is a great introduction to Melville much meatier than Typee, but still has enough propulsive plot to keep the att [...]

  28. An amazingly good book About Melville s first voyage to sea with wit and an incredible amount of detail about how it was There s a fair amount of philosophizing, 99% of which shows Melville to be a modern thinker, e.g why shouldn t a black man be able to walk with a white woman as they do in England Most of his comments skewer our foibles as people and a nation And there were very few tedious areas which unfortunately stick out in my memory of Moby Dick so much, that I was quite surprised how go [...]

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