Billy Budd

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  • Title: Billy Budd
  • Author: Herman Melville Adventure Classics
  • ISBN: 2940012059185
  • Page: 466
  • Format: Nook

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  1. 704 Billy Budd, Foretopman, Herman Melville 2006 1367 344 1382 352 9647579217 1393 140 978646916760 1396 344 97896441713449 19 1370 195 1384 1380 128 9647595182 1380 128 9647595182

  2. Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its jagged edges Herman Melville, Billy BuddReading Billy Budd left me thinking of David Foster Wallace and his unfinished novel The Pale King Both are unfinished literary works that despite their roughness and yes incompleteness seem to suggest or hint that if given time space temperament, etc Melville and Wallace could have produced works equalling their respective magna opera Both are full of a confident stillness that hint at a genius between the [...]

  3. Dear High School Curriculum Writers I am positive that you can find a better novel than this one to use when introducing symbolism and extended metaphor to developing readers Christ figure is the most over used of these extended metaphors over used to the point where its offensiveness ceases to be about the in your face religious aspect of it and becomes instead about the simple over use of the symbols If you want to go there with symbolism and metaphor and have high school age kids the ways in [...]

  4. Herman Melville s place in the literary canon is secure today, mainly on the strength of his novel Moby Dick but ironically, that work was largely panned by critics and regular readers alike when it was published, and in the last decades of his life he died in 1891 the author turned away from trying to publish fiction to write poetry instead But he didn t give up writing fiction privately and this novella, begun late in 1888, is the testament to the fictional achievement of his later years It wa [...]

  5. Billy Budd adds to the evidence in Moby Dick that Melville was a master of the English language and a master of all things nautical It s a great, short tale of good, evil and the sometimes harrowing injustice of circumstance It was fascinating to see in Melville s last work, the dramatic difference in his earlier writing and the style of Billy Budd For example, comparing two completely random sentences, first from Typee In the course of a few days Toby had recovered from the effects of his adven [...]

  6. Wrong edition Mine is by Blackstone Audio read by Stephen Rudnicki, one of my favorite narrators I managed to get 1 4 of the way through before I gave up in disgust Melville has a terribly obtuse writing style The man couldn t find a point in a bag of pins All that time Billy barely got settled on the Navy ship He was a nice kid should have been named Sunshine Got it SMH

  7. Billy Budd, another in Melville s oeuvre of nautical tales of gay passion, is shorter than his masterpiece and not as rewarding The problem is that it s kindof boring and not much happens.It was Melville s last work, and he never really finished it he just left a ton of scribbles and sketches and conflicting drafts kicking around and maybe that s why it feels like a bit of a mess because it literally was, before various people tried to stitch it together.Your basic story is that there s this sup [...]

  8. Melville, what are you about man That s just too much telling for the story s own good In Billy Budd, Sailor we have what could ve been a grand, character driven swashbuckling adventure However, Melville apparently wanted to write about sailing and the early navy, and must have felt he needed to throw in a story to justify the book The two subjects needed to merge seamlessly for this to work Otherwise two separate books should have been published, a treatise and a tale, for they are two entirel [...]

  9. I had hoped that during the time that has lapsed between having had to read this and Moby Dick or, The Whale as an undergraduate and now I would have warmed up a bit to Melville, who along with Dickens holds the dubious distinction as being my least favorite canonical authors No dice I found this just as difficult to read and even difficult to sustain any kind of interest in, and was most grateful for the relative brevity of Billy Budd, especially as Melville s writing style can charitably be [...]

  10. The tragic story of Billy Budd is a captivating and interesting read Melville is a master of physical and psychological description and an expert at ships at sea and this makes for a great story I am all too familiar with rumor mongering and how poisonous and destructive it can be and this posthumously published novella serves as a sort of naval parable about it A must read after Moby Dick.

  11. I feel like I should ask forgiveness for allotting only two stars to a Melville, but I felt adrift while reading Billy Budd, Foretopman Perhaps, children, for whom this book was written, were acclimated to reading books awash with philosophy about working relationships aboard a Royal Navy vessel, but I see few children in today s world tuning into this story.I had a hard time tuning in until than halfway throughBilly Budd aka The Handsome Sailor, orphan, and already a seasoned foretopman at th [...]

  12. I buy none of the characters Melville, and that is a first with you The story is there though and it was a good adventure story Sir Walter could have told it better, and that too is a first with you But, despite the cribs, the foretopman and the motley crew will stay with me, but not for the telling.Adieu, Rights of Man No irony intended, only Paine Or not.

  13. Boring and meandering the writing style too, is not to my taste Why is this a classic and on the 1001 book you need to read list

  14. This stands out as one of best punishments my parents ever doled out We had to read this in high school over Christmas break I just so happened to get grounded at the same time My mom decided that I would be ungrounded when I finished this book It s about 100 pages so really short , and since we were on break from school I had literally nothing but time on my hands It still took me 3 days seriously with nothing else to do to get through this When we returned to school, I was one of 2 in the ENTI [...]

  15. Biraz garip bir kitap, hem deniz ve gemicilik i eri inden dolay Moby Dick e, hem de Billy Budd n tutumlar ndaki kay ts zl ktan ve di er karakterlerin tav rlar ndan dolay Katip Bartleby e benziyor Ama analizlere ve tasvirlere o kadar a rl k vermi ki, hikaye minicik kalm Ben pek tat alamad m bu kitaptan ki y ld z vermeye elim varm yor ama ancak o kadar tat alabildim kitaptan.

  16. While the themes of justice and law were interesting, what really stood out to me was the gay subtext of the novella The last 5 chapters were intense, filled with memorable passages and analysis from different perspectives.

  17. Melville s late masterpiece, Billy Budd, recounts the tragic tale of the eponymous sailor That is, it recounts what little tale there is to tell The narration and descriptions waver back and forth so much as if caught in a breeze at sea that, at times, it becomes difficult to tell whether there is any narrative at all This, of course, isn t a bad thing as Melville s writing is superb In fervid hearts self contained, some brief experiences devour our human tissue as secret fire in a ship s hold c [...]

  18. Una trama semplice e lineare siamo nel 1797, a bordo di una nave militare britannica Un giovane marinaio, Billy Budd, viene forzatamente arruolato al servizio di sua maest britannica in un periodo di turbolenze e ammutinamenti conseguenti agli effetti della rivoluzione francese Il giovane, benvoluto da tutto l equipaggio per la sua indole allegra e pacifica, viene accusato dal maestro d armi Claggart di ammutinamento Il capitano Vere predispone immediatamente un tribunale militare che lo giudich [...]

  19. Note I read the version of this book collected in The Norton Anthology of American Literature I chose this edition on for convenience s sake and because it also contains the text of the novella that of Hayford and Sealts the Norton uses It seems odd that this novella should ever have been required reading in American high schools and introductory literature courses Its unfinished text remains in an uncertain state its prose is maddeningly involuted, its sentences clogged with historical, religio [...]

  20. I am on the fence with this book About halfway through I started to pick up on the rhythm of the language and become interested in the story Melville s sentences are so labyrinthine and filled with archaic words that I struggled to understand what was going on, let alone enjoy it By the end of the book though I see where Melville was going with it and can appreciate this story I did not enjoy the telling of it, though, so I m going to give it 2 1 2 stars.

  21. Letto per il mio GDL.Direi che non fa per me Tutto molto semplice, iper simbolico, poco appassionante M aspettavo di trovarci dentro almeno un po di mare, invece niente Io e te, Herman, ci rivediamo a bordo della Pequod Prima o poi 57 100

  22. Well this is a short compact story for Melville Great dialogue and setting Billy Budd a good sailor in general who has a bad experience on board his ship and suffers the severe consequences of his acts.

  23. So short, yet so very plump with taxing digressions, long winded commentary, and mortal doses of Biblical references.A couple of examples For what can partake of the mysterious than an antipathy spontaneous and profound such as is evoked in exceptional mortals by the mere aspect of some other mortal, however harmless he may be, if not called forth by this very harmlessness itself And here be it submitted that apparently going to corroborate the doctrine now popularly ignored, it is observable t [...]

  24. Some time ago I watched the 1962 production of this Melville novella At the time I had no particular attachment to the story so felt no transgression seeing the film first The opposite being the case with Bartleby to which I d become attached via Zizek s lionization of The Big B s passive act of defiance Let me put it this way no harm was done in seeing the film before reading Billy Budd The film is quite well done And since we re dealing with a novella rather than a novel, the film gets pretty [...]

  25. From BBC Radio 3 Drama on 3 The playwright Keith Dewhurst adapts Herman Melville s powerful story of persecution and retribution in the aftermath of the Naval Mutinies at Nore and Spithead in 1797 He also tells the story of the man who wrote it Part of Radio 3 s Britten centenary weekend, this play provides an alternative context to Britten s opera, which is also being broadcast on the station Herman Melville was a man who himself had than a passing acquaintance with mutiny There was a history [...]

  26. Billy Budd is one of those extremely rare examples of a movie that is better than the book Melville s original fails to take advantage of a book s natural ability to get inside the heads of its characters and, in so doing, gives up the advantage that books so traditionally have over their film adaptations Instead, he wastes pages and pages on irrelevant physical descriptions which, of course, are taken care of in a split second when presented on screen The details of the story are presented effi [...]

  27. My favourite bit is when the captain asks his hammock boy to smuggle the handsome sailor to his cabin And the hammock boy looks at the camera and pulls a face like Frankie Howerd Mr Wilkes summoning the nearest midshipman, tell Albertto come to me Albert was the Captain s hammock boy, a sort ofsea valet in whose discretion and fidelity his master had muchconfidence The lad appeared You know Budd the Foretopman I do, Sir Go find him It is his watch off Manage to tell him out of earshot that he is [...]

  28. Guest review by sixteen year old me Me, what did you think Soooo boring And will Mrs Whateverhernamewas shut up about the symbolism It s bad enough that she s making the whole class read the book without trying to push significance into every paragraph At least there wasn t an omnipresent lurking Scarlet A Haven t been back to re read this Probably should Melville s been a recognized major force in American Literature for a long time.