T. Rachwał, T. Sławek (red.), ""The most sublime act" : essays on the sublime" (S. 120-125). Katowice : Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
In 1866, after several years of silence, Herman Melville published a volume
of poetry devoted to the events of the Civil War. Though the poems are related
to the successive incidents of the war, the author wrote almost all of them after
the fall of Richmond which, as he himself admitted, gave him a strong impulse
to create the poetic pictures of the “terrible tragedy of our time”.