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After the whale : Melville in the wake of Moby-Dick

Author: Clark Davis
Publisher: Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, ©1995.
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After the Whale contextualizes Herman Melville's short fiction and poetry by studying it in the company of the more familiar fiction of the 1850s and 1890s. The study focuses on Melville's vision of the purpose and function of language from Moby-Dick through Billy Budd with a special emphasis on how language - in function and form - follows and depends on the function and form of the body, how Melville's attitude  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Davis, Clark.
After the whale.
Tuscaloosa, Ala. : University of Alabama Press, c1995
(DLC) 94043179
(OCoLC)31515324
Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Clark Davis
ISBN: 0585179344 9780585179346
OCLC Number: 44955067
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 230 p.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Responsibility: Clark Davis.

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This study focuses upon Melville's vision of the purpose and function of language from "Moby-Dick" through "Billy Budd". It examines the various forms of language which provide the key to  Read more...

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"An important, well-executed study. With intelligence, conviction, assiduity, skill, and considerable economy, Davis has drawn a convincing line of connection through Herman Melville's later works. Read more...

 
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