Herman Melville
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"Herman Melville" was an American novelist, writer of short stories, and poet from the American Renaissance (literature)/American Renaissance period. The bulk of his writings was published between 1846 and 1857. Best known for his sea adventure Typee (1846) and his whaling novel Moby-Dick (1851), he was almost forgotten during the last thirty years of his life. Melville's 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. Melville's way of adapting what he read for his own new purposes, scholar Stanley Thomas Williams/Stanley T. Williams wrote, "was a transforming power comparable to Shakespeare's".

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