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Melville and the theme of boredom

Author: Daniel Paliwoda
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Boredom is a prevalent theme in Herman Melville's works. The author contends that in Melville's mature work, especially Moby Dick, boredom presents itself as an insidious presence in the lives of Melville's characters, until it matures from being a mere killer of time into a killer of souls"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Paliwoda, Daniel, 1973-
Melville and the theme of boredom.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2010
(DLC) 2009036801
(OCoLC)382401308
Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Paliwoda
ISBN: 9780786457021 0786457023
OCLC Number: 593239846
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 237 pages)
Contents: Introduction: Herman Melville's noontide demons --
Typee and Omoo: body here, mind over there --
Omoo and Mardi: searching for a theme --
White-jacket: the devil loves idle hands --
Moby-Dick: God or the devil --
"Bartleby, the Scrivener": not quite the last word --
Clarel: the noontide demon can quote Scripture, too --
Billy Budd: Ode to joy --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Daniel Paliwoda.

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