Warum es kaum Fotos von Herman Melville gibt
In the height of his success, in early 1851, Melville had come to think so differently about Fame that he would not let Duyckinck immortalize him in Holden’s, now after the unappreciated Moby-Dick, the infamous Pierre, and the wholly suppressed The Isle of the Cross, in his impoverished state, he was still more unwilling to have his portrait in a magazine.
Cit. Hershel Parker: A Biography, Vol. 2, 1851–1891, p. 219.