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I’ll add though that it’s very sad. It is about our need for human connection and melvills that need can be transformed into self-imposed isolation. All the characters, but particularly Bartleby and his employer, give the reader food for thought. Thanks for telling us about the problem. But it was exactly as humorous and strange as I remembered it.

I appreciated it much more this time around.

Conceive a man by nature and misfortune prone to a pallid hopelessness, can any business seem more fitted to heighten it than that of continually handling these dead letters, and assorting them for the flames? View all 18 comments. Masterful writing and a Kafka-esque atmosphere effortlessly keep the reader’s interest until the ingeniously executed finale. The absurdity of humanity provides inexhaustible material for books and for this book especially.


Lists with This Book. Our lawyer has no bartleny what he should do with Bartleby. Return to Book Page.

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View all 4 comments. The Best Books of The sentence itself is unique in that it’s not a protest or a rejection of the request. But what does it really mean? About the norms that bind our society together, wscribiente how little it takes to tip the boat. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

View all 6 comments. Celia rated it liked it May 23, About how we are appalled by anyone acting differently, melvolle man who dares to say “I would prefer not to”. Open Preview See a Problem? As in Bartleby The Scrivener, Melville reveals his unique style of humor in this narrative, which is quite humorous.

I have no complaints whatsoever. But as Bartleby’s reluctance to do his work expands to more and more barttleby until it becomes all-consuming, his employer, though sympathetic to Bartleby’s forlorn, lonely life, has to decide what to do with him.


In the case of older works that use archaic language, their meanings could be made clearer without the aid of a dictionary. He never refuses, is never rude, and he listens carefully to his boss.

All in all, I liked this story for beautifully demonstrating the sometimes startlingly powerful effects of peaceful protest, as well as being a melvile example of words written long ago being still very much applicable today.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. After the end of it I didn’t really feel like listening to the rest; perhaps another day.

Bartleby, el escribiente y otros cuentos by Herman Melville

I understand Bartleby’s employer. I understand Bartleby’s co-workers. Books by Herman Melville. Bartleby the Scrivener, by Herman Melville.