Ellison appears to have wanted his piece of the crown worn only by two novelists before him, Melville and Faulkner.
DS: Now that we talked about your mother and acid and the Sixties, I want to close with one of my favorite Melville quotes.
Melville may be the most famous example, but Kafka, Kate Chopin, and many others followed a similar trajectory.
Melville then appends an ultra-weird coda: There would seem little need for proceeding further in this history.
Sendak's lumbering German Shepherd, Herman—named after Melville—was snoring at our feet.
On the siege being raised, Melville left Poitiers for Geneva, footing it all the way in the company of a few fellow-students.
During these exciting moments Melville did not forget Saladin.
To gain information on these points, Murray sent to Melville to come and meet him on the border.
Nat rode at the head, with Mr. Clarendon and Melville just behind him.
The appetite of the young queen having been satisfied, Melville insisted on Red Feather sharing what was left with him.