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Call me Ishmael

Author: Charles Olson
Publisher: Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If literary critics and reviewers at the time responded with varying degrees of skepticism to the "theory of the two Moby-Dicks,it was the experimental style and organization of the book that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Literature
Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville; William Shakespeare; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; William Shakespeare; Herman (1819-1891) Melville; William Shakespeare
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Olson
ISBN: 0801857317 9780801857317
OCLC Number: 36942429
Notes: Originally published: San Francisco : City Lights Books, 1947. With new afterword.
Description: 158 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: FIRST FACT is prologue --
part I is FACT. Call me Ishmael --
What lies under --
Usufruct --
part II is SOURCE: SHAKESPEARE. The Discovery of Moby-Dick --
American Shiloh --
Man, to Man --
King Lear --
A Moby-Dick Manuscript --
Captain Ahab and His Fool --
The Act --
FACT # 2 is dromenon. part III is THE BOOK OF THE LAW OF THE BLOOD. part IV is LOSS: CHRIST. A LAST FACT --
part V is the CONCLUSION: PACIFIC MAN. AFTERWORD; ON OLSON AND MELVILLE / Merton M. Sealts, Jr.
Responsibility: Charles Olson.
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