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The prophetic Melville : experience, transcendence, and tragedy

Author: Rowland A Sherrill
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©1979.
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Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Rowland A Sherrill
ISBN: 0820304557 9780820304557
OCLC Number: 4570113
Description: xii, 269 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The necessity of experience. The happy valley: Typee and the impossibility of paradise --
Dear Delusion: Redburn and the test of tradition --
To nationalize with the universe: Democracy and identity in White-Jacket --
Experience and transcendence. Flood-gates of the wonder-world: portents of the transcendent and the generic question of Moby-Dick --
The groves of our Thessalies: the early works and the metaphysics of Moby-Dick --
The span of portents: the career of Ishmael's self-transcendence --
Trials of transcendence. Damned in the midst of paradise: "Peril in Man" in Moby-Dick and Pierre --
In partibus infidelium: Billy Budd and the part of wonder in a man-of-war world --
Delphic deliverances: narrative didacticism and the tragedy of Herman Melville.
Responsibility: Rowland A. Sherrill.

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