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Perry Miller • 68 Items / 18 Books, 10 Articles, 40 Reviews
The Raven and the Whale (1956)
Poe, Melville, and the New York Literary Scene
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Published Reviews
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    Literary Wars (Review)
    The Raven and the Whale, by Perry Miller
    1. The Raven and the Whale by Perry Miller
    Commonweal, July 13, 1956, pp. 377-380
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    In the Day of Poe and Melville (Review)
    The Raven and the Whale, by Perry Miller
    1. The Raven and the Whale by Perry Miller
    The New Republic, June 4, 1956, pp. 22-24
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    The Flowering of New York (Review)
    The Raven and the Whale, by Perry Miller
    1. The Raven and the Whale by Perry Miller
    The Saturday Review, June 23, 1956, p. 23
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    Polynesia and Manhattan in Melville's Art (2 Reviews)
    Ishmael, by James Baird
    1. Ishmael by James Baird
    2. The Raven and the Whale by Perry Miller
    The Hudson Review, Winter 1956, pp. 609-616
  5. Books and the Arts
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    American Literary warfare (2 Reviews)
    The Raven and the Whale, by Perry Miller
    1. The Raven and the Whale by Perry Miller
    2. Ishmael by James Baird
    The Nation, October 6, 1956, p. 290
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    The New Books (10 Reviews)
    Lincoln, Lee, and Lesser Heroes
    1. The Blessings of Liberty by Zechariah Chafee, Jr.
    2. Through These Men by John Mason Brown
    3. Lincoln Reconsidered by David Herbert Donald
    4. Lincoln and the Tools of War by Robert V. Bruce
    5. The Man Who Elected Lincoln by Jay Monaghan
    6. Gray Fox: Robert E. Lee and the Civil War by Burke Davis
    7. The Raven and the Whale by Perry Miller
    8. Picture History of the U.S. Navy by Theodore Roscoe and Fred Freeman
    9. Annapolis, the Life of a Midshipman by Jack Engeman
    10. West Point, The Life of a Cadet by Jack Engeman
    The Harpers Monthly, August 1956, pp. 85-90
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    Brief Comments (24 Reviews)
    Twenty-four outstanding books
    1. New Lives for Old by Margaret Mead
    2. Man's Role in Changing the Face of the Earth by William L. Thomas, Jr., Carl O. Sauer, and Marston Bates, ...
    3. Pelican in the Wilderness by F. Fraser Darling
    4. In Silence I Speak by George N. Shuster
    5. The Meaning of Yalta by John L. Snell
    6. Russia Leaves the War by George F. Kennan
    7. Reinhold Niebuhr by Charles W. Kegley and Robert W. Bretall
    8. Contemporary European Philosophy by Joseph M. Bochenski
    9. Sovereignty: An Inquiry Into the Political Good by Bertrand de Jouvenel
    10. An International Economy by Gunnar Myrdal
    11. Contemporary Capitalism by John Strachey
    12. The Negro Potential by Eli Ginzberg, James K. Anderson, and Douglas W. Bray, ...
    13. The Republicans: A History of Their Party by Malcolm C. Moos
    14. Franklin D. Roosevelt: The Triumph by Frank Freidel
    15. The Presidency Today by Edward S. Corwin and Louis W. Koenig
    16. The American Presidency by Clinton Rossiter
    17. The Course of American Democratic Thought by Ralph Henry Gabriel
    18. Freedom's Fetters by James Morton Smith
    19. Eli Whitney and the Birth of American Technology by Constance McL. Green
    20. The Fur Hunters of the Far West by Alexander Ross and Kenneth A. Spaulding
    21. The Search for Captain Slocum by Walter Magnes Teller
    22. Critical Approaches to Literature by David Daiches
    23. The Raven and the Whale by Perry Miller
    24. D. H. Lawrence: Novelist by F.R. Leavis
    The American Scholar, Winter 1957, pp. 110-123