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Monthly Archives: September 2019

Library of America publishes Herman Melville: Complete Poems

The Library of America edition of Herman Melville: Complete Poems arrived on my porch last month. Its texts are those of the three related Northwestern-Newberry Edition volumes. I was one of four co-editors of “Billy Budd, Sailor and Other Uncompleted Writings, the last and final volume to be published of the fifteen-volume Northwestern-Newberry edition of The Writings of Herman Melville. It was an honor to be invited by the Library of America volume editor, Hershel Parker, and Thomas Tanselle to write the “Note on the Texts,” a bibliographical essay included in each Library of America volume that describes the editorial procedures used to establish accurate texts. The LOA volume editor, Hershel Parker, wrote new, expansive explanatory notes for each of the poems, as well as a detailed up-to-date chronology based on his research for his two-volume biography of Herman Melville. This LOA volume is one that will very likely be bought, read, and consulted for many years to come. It is a happy coincidence that it is being published in the month and year of Melville’s 200th birthday, August 1, 1819.

Library of America - Herman Melville: Complete Poems

Library of America - Herman Melville: Complete Poetry

Library of America - Herman Melville: Complete Poems


September 2019
Politics, Culture, Philosophy
  • Rachel Maddow
  • Frank Schaeffer
  • Roberto Ruiz

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Governor Cuomo: 'No state is equipped to handle this situation'New York Governor Andrew Cuomo talks with Rachel Maddow about why the Trump administration's po [...]

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Rachel Maddow 4/2/20Watch the full episode of Thursday night's The Rachel Maddow Show. [...]

NY plea for help also a chance for health workers to build...Dr. Craig Spencer, an emergency room doctor in New York City, explains that health care workers who [...]

Javits, HSNS Comfort slow to take on patients from beleaguered...Rachel Maddow reports that according to a source familiar with the matter, as of Wednesday night the [...]

Trump’s son-in-law has no business running the coronavirus response. By Michelle Goldberg Read at Ne [...]

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Voltaire - CandideThe philosophical problem of evil—the question of how the existence of unnecessary suffering is poss [...]

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Right Living, Thinking, Etc
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Kamilah Majied shares her advice for staying afloat when you feel like you're drowning. The pos [...]

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To free ourselves from habitual patterns, says Valerie Mason-John, we need to see how they have beco [...]

Buddhist thinker and environmental activist Joanna Macy on the global awakening the planet needs. At [...]

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Times of chaos and challenge can be the most spiritually powerful... if we are brave enough to rest [...]

Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield on what we can do in this confusing, tough time. The post The Bodhis [...]

A new organization-fueled effort seeks to bring Buddhists together for a relief project "in an [...]

(Natural News) By now, you might be coming around to the truth about the global depopulation agenda [...]

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Science News
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Sometimes it’s easy being an astronomer. When your celestial target is something simple and bright, [...]

SpaceX suffered another setback with its development of the Starship last night when a third prototy [...]

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The development of the Starship – SpaceX’s super-heavy launch system that will take cargo and crews [...]

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A year ago, the high-altitude launch company Stratolaunch flew the world’s largest aircraft. Now, St [...]

NASA’s researchers at the Goddard Space Flight Center recently did just that, looking at Voyager 2’s [...]

Using LRO data, the ESA recently created a map of water ice on the Moon, which will aid in future ex [...]

A hospitable star that doesn’t kill you with deadly flares. A rocky planet with liquid water and an [...]

A study by Cornell's Carl Sagan Institute provides models of how Earth looked like over time, w [...]

Flash of insight opens new paths for Luke Santi Award winnerThursday Mar 26, 2020Mackenzie Pereira, [...]

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Introducing three new associate faculty at Perimeter InstituteFriday Feb 21, 2020Researchers in quan [...]

Perimeter research recognized again by Buchalter Cosmology PrizeMonday Jan 06, 2020Perimeter Associa [...]

2019: Perimeter’s Scientific Year in ReviewThursday Dec 19, 2019Perimeter reflects on a year of bold [...]

Perimeter researcher wins prestigious AMS prizeFriday Nov 15, 2019Kevin Costello lauded for his effo [...]

Giacomo Torlai receives APS prize for outstanding thesisWednesday Nov 06, 2019A Perimeter PhD gradua [...]

Krembil Foundation elevates its commitment to Canadian-based breakthroughsTuesday Nov 05, 2019The Ca [...]

Perimeter postdoc wins prestigious €1-million research grantThursday Oct 17, 2019Sebastian Steinhaus [...]

Perimeter congratulates Canadian cosmologist James Peebles on Nobel Prize in PhysicsTuesday Oct 08, [...]

A new study led by paleoanthropologists reveals that Lucy's species Australopithecus afarensis [...]

Scientists share details of the most ancient fossil of Homo erectus known and discuss how these new [...]

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Researchers have found evidence of rainforests near the South Pole 90 million years ago, suggesting [...]

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Nuclear physicists conducted a physics experiment that utilizes novel techniques to study the nature [...]

Sky & Telescope, in partnership with Great American Eclipse, presents the first-ever solar eclip [...]

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