American Writers (One Hundred Pages at a Time)

Episode 10: Melville: Mardi Part 4: Conclusion?

March 19, 2017

Our final episode on Herman Melville for a while and the end of a series on Mardi. In the final part of the novel we enter Melville's metaphorical Europe and witness his critique of American democracy. This episode also includes an analysis of the major themes of the entire work.