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New Essays On Moby Dick

Author : Richard H. Brodhead
ISBN : 0521317886
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The American Novel series provides students of American literature with introductory critical guides to the great works of American fiction by giving details of the novel's composition, publication history and contemporary reception. The group of essays, each specially commissioned from a leading scholar in the field, examines the interpretative methods and prominent ideas on the text. There are also helpful guides to further reading. Specifically designed for undergraduates, the series will be a powerful resource for anyone engaged in the critical analysis of major American novels. This collection of essays on Moby-Dick reconnects Melville's great work with concerns that are central to readers in critical studies. Richard Brodhead introduces the volume with a discussion of the book's unique place in the canon of American literature. He then recounts the novel's history from its mixed reception in the mid-nineteenth century to its prevalent status as a classic. The five essays that follow focus on various aspects of the novel: its vision of nature, its drama of social alienation, its religious defiance, and its splendid variety of language.
Category: Literary Criticism

Moby Dick

Author : Herman Melville
ISBN : 0932027687
Genre : Fiction
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Moby Dick

Author : Lew Sayre Schwartz
ISBN : 0618265724
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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An illustrated adaptation of Herman Melville's classic novel is accompanied by information about whales and the whaling village of New Bedford, Massachusetts.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Errant Art Of Moby Dick

Author : William V. Spanos
ISBN : 0822315998
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In The Errant Art of "Moby-Dick," one of America’s most distinguished critics reexamines Melville’s monumental novel and turns the occasion into a meditation on the history and implications of canon formation. In Moby-Dick—a work virtually ignored and discredited at the time of its publication—William V. Spanos uncovers a text remarkably suited as a foundation for a "New Americanist" critique of the ideology based on Puritan origins that was codified in the canon established by "Old Americanist" critics from F. O. Matthiessen to Lionel Trilling. But Spanos also shows, with the novel still as his focus, the limitations of this "New Americanist" discourse and its failure to escape the totalizing imperial perspective it finds in its predecessor. Combining Heideggerian ontology with a sociopolitical perspective derived primarily from Foucault, the reading of Moby-Dick that forms the center of this book demonstrates that the traditional identification of Melville’s novel as a "romance" renders it complicitous in the discourse of the Cold War. At the same time, Spanos shows how New Americanist criticism overlooks the degree to which Moby-Dick anticipates not only America’s self-representation as the savior of the world against communism, but also the emergent postmodern and anti-imperial discourse deployed against such an image. Spanos’s critique reveals the extraordinary relevance of Melville’s novel as a post-Cold War text, foreshadowing not only the self-destructive end of the historical formation of the American cultural identity in the genocidal assault on Vietnam, but also the reactionary labeling of the current era as "the end of history." This provocative and challenging study presents not only a new view of the development of literary history in the United States, but a devastating critique of the genealogy of ideology in the American cultural establishment.
Category: Literary Criticism

Herman Melville S Moby Dick

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9780791093634
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Eleven critical essays examine the symbolism, philosophy, and themes in Moby-Dick.
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Moby Dick

Author : Herman Melville
Genre : Adventure stories
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A literary classic that wasn't recognized for its merits until decades after its publication, Herman Melville's Moby-Dick tells the tale of a whaling ship and its crew, who are carried progressively further out to sea by the fiery Captain Ahab. Obsessed with killing the massive whale, which had previously bitten off Ahab's leg, the seasoned seafarer steers his ship to confront the creature, while the rest of the shipmates, including the young narrator, Ishmael, and the harpoon expert, Queequeg, must contend with their increasingly dire journey. The book invariably lands on any short list of the greatest American novels.
Category: Adventure stories

Moby Dick Or The White Whale

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ISBN : 0192741926
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Moby Dick is a vast and dangerous white whale. An enemy for many years after the whale bit off his leg, the crazed Captain Ahab is obsessed with his quarry. Together with his extraordinary crew, Ahab braves the oceans of the world to hunt the fearsome Moby Dick. * Geraldine McCaughrean is one of the most distinguished living children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Novel Award (twice), and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award. Geraldine's most recent best-selling novel The Kite Rider was published to universal acclaimin March 2001
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Moby Dick Or The Whale

Author : Herman Melville
ISBN : 0520045483
Genre : Fiction
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The story of Captain Ahab's obssession with the great white whale that crippled him is presented in a specially designed edition
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Moby Dick And The Whaling Industry Of The 19th Century

Author : Graham Faiella
ISBN : 0823945057
Genre : History
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Traces the process and influences behind the writing of Herman Melville's novel, "Moby Dick," which was published in the 1850s and based on the author's own experience at sea.
Category: History