Herman Melville

Herman Melville

Bartleby the Scrivener

Downloadable Video - 2006
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This is Melville's sardonic and symbolic story of a copyist at a Wall Street law firm who refuses to conform, responding to all requests with, "I prefer not to." Autobiographical in its despair over the public's failure to understand the writer, prophetic in its foreshadowing of 20th-Century Absurdism, "Bartleby the Scrivener" provides a window into the work of Melville and a convincing argument that he may be at his best in the short story medium
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c1977
Branch Call Number: eVideo
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (59 min.) : sd., col., digital file
Alternative Title: Bartleby the Scrivener

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