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Herman Melville

Photograph of Herman Melville
Born August 1, 1819(1819-08-01)
New York City, New York, United States
Died September 28, 1891(1891-09-28) (aged 72)
New York City, New York
Occupation novelist, short story writer, teacher, sailor, lecturer, poet
Nationality American
Genres travelogue, Captivity narrative, Sea story, Gothic Romanticism, Allegory, Tall tale
Literary movement Romanticism, Dark Romanticism, and Skepticism; precursor to Modernism, precursor to absurdism and existentialism

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and poet. He is known for writing Moby-Dick.

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