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Jay Leyda • 19 Items / 12 Books, 3 Articles, 4 Reviews
The Melville Log (1951)
A Documentary Life of Herman Melville, 1819-1891
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Published Reviews
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    Leyda's Melville---A Reconsideration (Review)
    The Melville Log, by Jay Leyda
    1. The Melville Log by Jay Leyda
    The Hudson Review, Winter 1954, pp. 585-593
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    The Real Melville? (Review)
    The Melville Log, by Jay Leyda
    1. The Melville Log by Jay Leyda
    The Nation, December 1, 1951, p. 478
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    His Own Hero (3 Reviews)
    The Melville Log, by Jay Leyda
    1. The Melville Log by Jay Leyda
    2. Melville's Early Life and "Redburn" by William H. Gilman
    3. Melville's Quarrel with God by Lawrance R. Thompson
    The Saturday Review, May 31, 1952, pp. 13-14
  4. Books
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    The Continuing Pursuit of Herman Melville (4 Reviews)
    Selected Writings of Herman Melville, by Herman Melville
    1. Selected Writings of Herman Melville by Herman Melville
    2. The Portable Melville by Jay Leyda and Herman Melville
    3. The Melville Log by Jay Leyda
    4. Herman Melville: A Biography by Leon Howard
    The New Republic, March 3, 1952, p. 18
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    Briefly Noted (6 Reviews)
    General
    1. The Indigo Bunting by Vincent Sheean
    2. The Scalpel of Scotland Yard by Douglas G. Browne and E.V. Tullett
    3. By the Waters of the Danube by Alexandra Orme
    4. The Melville Log by Jay Leyda
    5. The Dance Has Many Faces by Walter Sorell
    6. The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes by Iona A. Opie and Peter Opie
    The New Yorker, February 9, 1952, pp. 101-103
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    New Books (9 Reviews)
    New Works from Old Hands
    1. Requiem for a Nun by William Faulkner
    2. Melville Goodwin, USA by John P. Marquand
    3. The Story of the New York Times, 1851-1951 by Meyer Berger
    4. Raymond of the Times by Francis Brown
    5. The Holy Sinner by Thomas Mann
    6. A Treasury of the Theatre by John Gassner
    7. Mr. Beluncle by V.S. Pritchett
    8. Party-Going by Henry Green
    9. The Melville Log by Jay Leyda
    The Harpers Monthly, October 1951, pp. 102-107
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    Brief Comments (23 Reviews)
    Twenty-nine oustanding books of the previous quarter
    1. George Washington: A Biography, Vol. III by Douglas Southall Freeman
    2. Life in America by Marshall B. Davidson
    3. Bradford of Plymouth by Bradford Smith
    4. Strange Lands and Friendly People by William O. Douglas
    5. The Forrestal Diaries by Walter Millis, E.S. Duffield, and James Forrestal, ...
    6. The Melville Log by Jay Leyda
    7. The Peron Era by Robert J. Alexander
    8. North with the Spring by Edwin Way Teale
    9. Closing the Ring by Winston S. Churchill
    10. Gods, Graves and Scholars by C.W. Ceram
    11. Charles Evans Hughes by Merlo J. Pusey
    12. Incredible New York by Lloyd R. Morris
    13. Crisis in Freedom: The Alien and Sedition Acts by John Chester Miller
    14. A Treasury of Western Folklore by B.A. Botkin
    15. The Citizen Decides by Ralph Barton Perry
    16. The Letters of Theodore Roosevelt, Vol. III by Elting E. Morison and Theodore Roosevelt
    17. Union Bay: The Life of a City Marsh by Harry W. Higman and Earl J. Larrison
    18. Under Whatever Sky by Irwin Edman
    19. Pleasures of Music by Jacques Barzun
    20. The Oxford Dictionary of Nursery Rhymes by Iona A. Opie and Peter Opie
    21. Venture to the Interior by Laurens van der Post
    22. Civil Liberties Under Attack by Clair Wilcox
    23. Origins of the New South, 1877-1913 by C. Vann Woodward
    The American Scholar, Spring 1952, pp. 242-258