Andrew Delbanco (1952 - )
Delbanco graduated from Harvard University with his BA(1973) and his PHD(1980).
He has received a host of fellowships and is trustee of several organisations such as The Library of America.
Andrew Delbanco was named "America's best social critic" in 2001 by Time Magazine.
Delbanco writes regularly for The New York Review of Books, The New Republic, The New York Times Book Review and other journals.
He has also won the Lionel Trilling Award twice, one of only two people to achieve this accolade, Edward Said being the other double winner.
In Melville: His World and Work Delbanco combines biography with historical discourse and frames Melville in his time perfectly.
Book Review:Andrew Delbanco - Melville: His World and WorkMelville Biography.
Delbanco brings us from the rough early writing of Typee through the optimism of Moby Dick and to his final disillusionment of the later writings.
A trip through Melville books.
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