Melville’s bohemians

This week in my graduate seminar on the American novel to 1855, we discussed Melville’s 1852 novel Pierre, which was almost universally reviled on its publication and still remains the subject of much debate about its artistic flaws and merits. Most contemporary...

Cambridge Contributor: Thomas Augst

With the The Cambridge Companion to the Literature of New York on the verge of appearing in bookstores around the town and online, we begin our series of profiles of contributors to the volume. Today we profile Thomas Augst, the author of the chapter entitled...