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Poetry and prose together from literary greats.
Read by Eric Meyers, Christopher Ragland & Michael Killaney (Unabridged: 2hrs 25mins)
Literature is a world of words and wonder, able to take us on almost unimaginable journeys from the wild and fantastic to the grind and minutiae of life.
An author’s ideas are his building blocks, his architecture of the mind, building a structure on which all else will rest; the narrative, the characters, the words - those few words that begin the adventure.
In this series we look at some of our leading classic authors across two genres: the short story and the poem. In this modern world there is an insatiable need to categorise and pigeon-hole everyone and everything. But ideas, these grains and saplings of the brain, need to roam, to explore and find their perfect literary use vehicle. Our authors are masters of many literary forms, perhaps known for one but themselves favouring another.
Story. Poems. Story. Within these boundaries come all manner of invention and cast of characters. And, of course, each author has their own way of revealing their own chapter and verse.
In this compilation -
1 - Chapter & Verse - Herman Melville - An Introduction
2 - Bartleby the Scrivener - Part 1 by Herman Melville
3 - Bartleby the Scrivener - Part 2 by Herman Melville
4 - Billy in the Darbies by Herman Melville
5 - The Eagle of the Blue by Herman Melville
6 - John Marr and Other Sailors by Herman Melville
7 - A Dirge for McPherson by Herman Melville
8 - Gettysburg by Herman Melville
9 - The March into Virginia by Herman Melville
10 - The Released Rebel Prisoner by Herman Melville
11 - The Martyr by Herman Melville
12 - Monody by Herman Melville
13 - Immolated by Herman Melville
14 - The Fiddler by Herman Melville