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New Essays on Moby-Dick : American Novel (Paperback) - Richard H. Brodhead

New Essays on Moby-Dick

American Novel (Paperback)

By: Richard H. Brodhead (Editor), Emory Elliot (Editor)

Paperback Published: 29th June 1987
ISBN: 9780521317887
Number Of Pages: 192

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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.

Series Editor's Prefacep. vii
Trying All Things: An Introduction to Moby-Dickp. 1
The Mariner's Multiple Questp. 23
Moby-Dick as Sacred Textp. 53
Call Me Ishmael, or How to Make Double-Talk Speakp. 73
Calvinist Earthquake: Moby-Dick and Religious Traditionp. 109
When Is a Painting Most Like a Whale?: Ishmael, Moby-Dick, and the Sublimep. 141
Notes on Contributorsp. 181
Selected Bibliographyp. 183
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ISBN: 9780521317887
ISBN-10: 0521317886
Series: American Novel (Paperback)
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 29th June 1987
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.34 x 13.92  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.26

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