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    I would tell you what I think of this story, but I prefer not to.


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    What a pleasure it is to return to a work of genius and find it inexhaustible What a host of insights, what a web of subtleties, are contained within this short account of the breakdown of one man in a five man office I think of Melville the sailor, accustomed to wide sea vistas and many sea duties, recoiling at the confined, reduced lives of New York City office workers I think of Melville the innovative writer, his popularity and income waning as his daring increased, contemplating the act o What a pleasure it is to return to a work of genius and find it inexhaustible What a host of insights, what a web of subtleties, are contained within this short account of the breakdown of one man in a five man office I think of Melville the sailor, accustomed to wide sea vistas and many sea duties, recoiling at the confined, reduced lives of New York City office workers I think of Melville the innovative writer, his popularity and income waning as his daring increased, contemplating the act of writing considered in itself as a bleak task performed for money I think of Melville the prophet, warning of the starkness of the coming metropolis and the small brutalities of cubicle capitalism.I also marvel at the literary landscape which flows past the windows of this tale, for Bartleby, though it speeds non stop from the village of Dickens to Kafka Terminal, yet gives us a glimpse of the cities of Dostoevsky and Zola, their chimneys darkening sunset in the hills beyond.But the truth which haunts me is how precisely Melville delineates how we all survive or do not survive our workaday worlds Either we reduce our personalities to caricature and numb ourselves through substance abuse the clerks Turkey and Nippers or we deceive ourselves through a pattern of benign neglect disrupted by fits of compassion the Manhattan lawyer Otherwise we are doomed to be Bartleby, dismantling ourselves little by little, uttering in small I prefer not to portions The Everlasting No


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    Ah, Bartleby Ah, Humanity.At first, as I tried to contain my surprise that Melville, who awed me in Moby Dick, was now writing with such humour and lightness, I felt that Bartleby was a Heroic figure, someone to be admired and emulated and a welcome break from the complicated characters of the doomed ship.On second thought, with a slight sinking feeling, I felt he might be a Romantic figure, someone to be eulogized and applauded.Then, still upbeat about the simplicity of the novella, I was su Ah, Bartleby Ah, Humanity.At first, as I tried to contain my surprise that Melville, who awed me in Moby Dick, was now writing with such humour and lightness, I felt that Bartleby was a Heroic figure, someone to be admired and emulated and a welcome break from the complicated characters of the doomed ship.On second thought, with a slight sinking feeling, I felt he might be a Romantic figure, someone to be eulogized and applauded.Then, still upbeat about the simplicity of the novella, I was sure that he was meant to be an Ironic figure, someone to be understood and assimilated.Soon, as the comic aspects faded into melancholy and unexpected depth started invading the short narrative, I started feeling that he might instead be intended as an Absurd figure, someone to be pondered and puzzled over Towards the end, as I too devolved with the spirit of the poor man, I felt that he must certainly be a Tragic figure, someone to be pitied and parodied Finally, along with the narrator, I was on the brink of concluding that he is a Villainous figure, someone to be excluded and ostracized But, in the end, in the tragic and evasive end, the novella had proved itself to be anything but simple and he was none of this and all of this, of course He was probably the essential human present in the most inscrutable of strangers, in the inner life of the other He might also be the scion of capitalism, a representation of its many wonders, and an idle, early sacrifice at the altar of pacifism and non violence He was some mysterious combination of the heroic and the ironic, and the rest too, in all probability of the incongruous and the inevitable A Gandhi without an audience He was Bartleby, the Scrivener I would prefer not to classify or understand him any further It will be too discomforting


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    Bartleby, the Scrivener A Story of Wall Street, Herman Melville Bartleby, the Scrivener A Story of Wall Street is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville, first serialized anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 issues of Putnam s Magazine, and reprinted with minor textual alterations in his The Piazza Tales in 1856 In the story, a Wall Street lawyer hires a new clerk who, after an initial bout of hard work, refuses to make copy or do any other task required Bartleby, the Scrivener A Story of Wall Street, Herman Melville Bartleby, the Scrivener A Story of Wall Street is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville, first serialized anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 issues of Putnam s Magazine, and reprinted with minor textual alterations in his The Piazza Tales in 1856 In the story, a Wall Street lawyer hires a new clerk who, after an initial bout of hard work, refuses to make copy or do any other task required of him, with the words I would prefer not to The lawyer cannot bring himself to remove Bartleby from his premises, and decides instead to move his office, but the new proprietor removes Bartleby to prison, where he perishes 1979 2015 1357 132 19 1390 191 1393 9786005906257 1390


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    Bartleby, the Scrivener A Story of Wall Street, Herman MelvilleBartleby, the Scrivener A Story of Wall Street is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville, first serialized anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 issues of Putnam s Magazine, and reprinted with minor textual alterations in his The Piazza Tales in 1856 In the story, The narrator, an elderly, unnamed Manhattan lawyer with a comfortable business, already employs two scriveners, Nippers and Turkey, to Bartleby, the Scrivener A Story of Wall Street, Herman MelvilleBartleby, the Scrivener A Story of Wall Street is a short story by the American writer Herman Melville, first serialized anonymously in two parts in the November and December 1853 issues of Putnam s Magazine, and reprinted with minor textual alterations in his The Piazza Tales in 1856 In the story, The narrator, an elderly, unnamed Manhattan lawyer with a comfortable business, already employs two scriveners, Nippers and Turkey, to copy legal documents by hand An increase in business leads him to advertise for a third, and he hires the forlorn looking Bartleby in the hope that his calmness will soothe the irascible temperaments of the other two An office boy called Ginger Nut completes the staff At first, Bartleby produces a large volume of high quality work, but one day, when asked to help proofread a document, Bartleby answers with what soon becomes his perpetual response to every request I would prefer not to To the dismay of the lawyer and the irritation of the other employees, Bartleby performs fewer and fewer tasks and eventually none, instead spending long periods of time staring out one of the office s windows at a brick wall The narrator makes several futile attempts to reason with Bartleby and to learn something about him when the narrator stops by the office one Sunday morning, he discovers that Bartleby has started living there Tension builds as business associates wonder why Bartleby is always there Sensing the threat to his reputation but emotionally unable to evict Bartleby, the narrator moves his business out Soon the new tenants come to ask for help in removing Bartleby, who now sits on the stairs all day and sleeps in the building s doorway at night The narrator visits Bartleby and attempts to reason with him to his own surprise, he invites Bartleby to live with him, but Bartleby declines the offer Later the narrator returns to find that Bartleby has been forcibly removed and imprisoned in the Tombs Finding Bartleby glummer than usual during a visit, the narrator bribes a turnkey to make sure he gets enough food When the narrator returns a few days later to check on Bartleby, he discovers that he died of starvation, having preferred not to eat Sometime afterwards, the narrator hears a rumor that Bartleby had worked in a dead letter office and reflects that dead letters would have made anyone of Bartleby s temperament sink into an even darker gloom The story closes with the narrator s resigned and pained sigh, Ah Bartleby Ah humanity 1979 2015 1357 132 19 1390


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    This classic 1853 Herman Melville novella is absurd and bleak, darkly humorous and heart wrenching at the same time It s the first time I ve read it since a college English course years ago, when I didn t much care for it I appreciated it muchthis time around.Bartleby is a scrivener essentially, a human copy machine, back in the pre Xerox days working for a Manhattan based lawyer who is the narrator of the tale His co workers two other irritable scriveners of dubious temperament, a This classic 1853 Herman Melville novella is absurd and bleak, darkly humorous and heart wrenching at the same time It s the first time I ve read it since a college English course years ago, when I didn t much care for it I appreciated it muchthis time around.Bartleby is a scrivener essentially, a human copy machine, back in the pre Xerox days working for a Manhattan based lawyer who is the narrator of the tale His co workers two other irritable scriveners of dubious temperament, and a office boy, identified only by their odd nicknames Initially an industrious employee, Bartleby declines to participate in certain normal office tasks, giving no reason other than his oft repeated mantra I would prefer not to If you say if often and implacably enough, other people will grudgingly accept it and move on But as Bartleby s reluctance to do his work expands toandtasks until it becomes all consuming, his employer, though sympathetic to Bartleby s forlorn, lonely life, has to decide what to do with him Bartleby is an elusive work It s partly a cry out against materialism and the dehumanizing effect of the pursuit of money the subtitle is A Story of Wall Street and partly an examination of isolation and depression, but there s muchto it, and it defies easy explanation Some observations toward the ending are heart wrenching Dead letters does it not sound like dead men Conceive a man by nature and misfortune prone to a pallid hopelessness, can any business seemfitted to heighten it than that of continually handling these dead letters, and assorting them for the flames a bank note sent in swiftest charity he whom it would relieve, nor eats nor hungers anypardon for those who died despairing hope for those who died unhoping good tidings for those who died stifled by unrelieved calamities On errands of life, these letters speed to death.Gah Those last lines killed me And just because it s interesting, I ll share the one observation my college English professor made that has stuck with me through the years There s a reference in the end to Bartleby sleeping with kings and counselors that the professor pointed out is a reference to these lines from the Bible 13 For now should I have lain still and been quiet, I should have slept then would I have been at rest14 with kings and counselors of the earth, who built desolate places for themselves,15 or with princes that had gold, who filled their houses with silver Job 3 13 15 KJV It s a reference not just to death, but to a certain equality men have in death, despite their differences in worldly fortunes Food for thought, like so much of this story


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    I could ask you to look beyond your desk if you are at work or peep down your balcony if you are at home and spot a Bartleby But I would prefer not to. I could urge you to frame that calamitous Bartleby whose selective inveterate muteness is either enhancing your tolerance reserves or sharpening your fighting skills But I would prefer not to. I could exhort you to unsuccessfully debase this Bartleby s assiduity in light of his proven peculiarity But I would prefer not to. I coul I could ask you to look beyond your desk if you are at work or peep down your balcony if you are at home and spot a Bartleby But I would prefer not to. I could urge you to frame that calamitous Bartleby whose selective inveterate muteness is either enhancing your tolerance reserves or sharpening your fighting skills But I would prefer not to. I could exhort you to unsuccessfully debase this Bartleby s assiduity in light of his proven peculiarity But I would prefer not to. I could ask you the reason behind your acquiescence of this Bartleby s presence in your life and compel you to accept this Bartleby s apparent expertise in disarming your facultiesBut I would prefer not toI could challenge you to tear open your heart and then smirk at the sight of Bartleby s shades in itBut I would prefer not toI could ask you to stop reading this annoying review right now and instead read the amusing novella by Herman Melville chartering the life of a benevolent employer and his eccentric scrivener, BartlebyBut I would prefer not to


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Bartleby, the Scrivener When A New York Lawyer Needs To Take On Another Copyist, It Is Bartleby Who Responds To His Advertisement, And Arrives Pallidly Neat, Pitiably Respectable, Incurably Forlorn At First A Diligent Employee, He Soon Begins To Refuse Work, Saying Only I Would Prefer Not To So Begins The Story Of Bartleby Passive To The Point Of Absurdity Yet Paradoxically Extremely Disruptive Which Rapidly Turns From Farce To Inexplicable Tragedy Accompanying Bartleby, Benito Cereno Was First Serialized In , And Centers Around A Slave Rebellion On Board A Spanish Merchant Ship In