Friday, October 7, 2011

MELVILLE in "THE TOP 10 BOOKS LOST TO TIME" Smithsonian Magazine

Three terribly ignorant and arrogant people in 2002 said I merely made up Melville's THE ISLE OF THE CROSS, which the Harpers would not print in 1853 and which he subsequently destroyed (as far as we know). One of them published his own "biography" in 2005 and casually mentioned that Melville had written a book called THE ISLE OF THE CROSS. That's Delbanco. The other two were Brodhead and Schultz. Brodhead has had his rewarrd. None of the three has apologized for besmirching my reputation.

Well, here is the Smithsonian Magazine! THE TOP 10 BOOKS LOST TO TIME.

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