Prof. Dr. Holger Kersten
Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg
Institut für Anglistik und Amerikanistik


Melville's Short Fiction
(under construction)

"Bartleby, the Scrivener"
  • Bartleby page by Haskell Springer, Professor of English, University of Kansas
  • "Remembering The Dead" by James H. Bruns (on the "Dead Letter Office") from the National Postal Museum


An excellent resource for studying Melville's Billy Budd:

This website is dedicated to helping students of literature -- at all levels -- better understand Herman Melville's complex short novel, Billy Budd. [ . . . ] Nothing in this site will provide definitive answers to the difficult questions which this text raises, nor will it provide a template for the student seeking a quick and easy solution to the various problems it poses. Rather, this site should serve merely to enrich one's reading of Billy Budd by providing readily more information than otherwise might be accessible to most students. [ . . . ]

  Version vom 30.08.2018