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Empire for liberty : Melville and the poetics of individualism

Author: Wai-chee Dimock
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 1989.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Approaching Herman Melville as a figure caught in the politics of a nation and an "imperial self", the author aims to challenge our view by demonstrating a link between the individualism that enabled  Read more...

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Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wai-chee Dimock
ISBN: 0691067589 9780691067582 0691015090 9780691015095
OCLC Number: 639074823
Description: 250 p. ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Wai-chee Dimock.

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"In this tenacious and articulate study, Professor Dimock explores the 'textual governance' of Melville's fiction: the ways in which the expectations and practice of imperialism in antebellum America Read more...

 
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