Master of Arts
Carl F. Strauch
In order to fill the vacuum created by the abandonment of' the sea tale as the staple of his fiction, Melville, in the short fiction of the fifties, exploited a new mise en scene about which a new set or symbolical associations accrued. The object of this new interest was that backbone of the Gothic romance, the building.
Kehler, Joel Raymond, "The architecture of the mind: the building as metaphor in nine of Melville's tales" (1971). Theses and Dissertations. 3952.