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Inscrutable malice : theodicy, eschatology, and the biblical sources of Moby-Dick

Author: Jonathan A Cook
Publisher: DeKalb, IL : NIU Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Though "Moby-Dick" is one of the most-discussed and most-read works of American literature, the influence of the Bible has been overlooked in many contemporary studies of the novel. This book  Read more...

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Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan A Cook
ISBN: 9780875804644 0875804640 9781609090784 1609090780
OCLC Number: 788271242
Description: xiii, 342 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Joban theodicy and apocalyptic eschatology --
Pilgrimage and prophecy --
Chaos monster and unholy warrior --
Cetology, cosmology, epistemology --
Comic and tragic variations --
Hubris and heroism, mortality and immortality --
Combat and catastrophe.
Responsibility: Jonathan A. Cook.

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