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Herman Melville
Photograph of Herman Melville
BornAugust 1, 1819(1819-08-01)
New York City, New York, United States
DiedSeptember 28, 1891(1891-09-28) (aged 72)
New York City, New York
Occupationnovelist, short story writer, teacher, sailor, lecturer, poet
NationalityAmerican
Genrestravelogue, Captivity narrative, Sea story, Gothic Romanticism, Allegory, Tall tale
Literary movementRomanticism, 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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