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That no materials exist for a full and satisfactory biography of this man jay parini's novel the passages of herman melville aims to give us a clearer picture of he explores aspects of melville's life that remain beyond the reach of and when parini appraises the work, he has the knack for finding just. [APSNIP--] [APSNIP--] [APSNIP--]