Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street, by Herman Melville, Indulgence Press (1995)

Herman Melville‘s Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street, a great work in the pantheon of American short stories, was first published anonymously in Putnam’s Monthly in November/December 1853. It was published in book form in 1856 as part of The Piazza Tales, a collection of short stories by Melville. It is considered antecedent of absurdist literature, and certainly leaves one wondering ‘huh?’. Endlessly debated, it is not clear exactly … Continue reading Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street, by Herman Melville, Indulgence Press (1995)