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A companion to Hermann Melville

Author: Wyn Kelley
Publisher: Malden, MA : Blackwell, 2006.
Series: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 41.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Publication:A companion to Herman Melville.
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In a series of 35 original essays, this Companion demonstrates the relevance of Melville's works in the twenty-first century. Presents 35 original essays by scholars from around the world, representing a range of different approaches to Melville. Considers Melville in a global context, and looks at the impact of global economies and technologies on the way people read Melville. Takes account of the latest and most  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Handbooks, manuals, etc
Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wyn Kelley
ISBN: 9781405122313 1405122315 9781405171946 1405171944 9781405164313 140516431X 9780470996782 0470996781
OCLC Number: 699013659
Description: Online-Ressource. : Illustrationen.
Contents: List of Illustrations. Notes on Contributors. Acknowledgements. Texts and Abbreviations. Preface (Wyn Kelley). Part I: Travels. 1. A Traveling Life (Laurie Robertson-Lorant). 2. Cosmopolitanism and Traveling Culture (Peter Gibian). 3. Melville's World Readers (A. Robert Lee). 4. Global Melville (Paul Lyons). Part II: Geographies. 5. Science and the Earth (Bruce A. Harvey). 6. Ships, Whaling, and the Sea (Mary K. Bercaw Edwards). 7. Pacific Paradises (Alex Calder). 8. Atlantic Trade (Hester Blum). 9. Ancient Lands (Basem L. Ra'ad). Part III: Nations. 10. Democracy and its Discontents (Dennis Berthold). 11. Urbanization, Class Struggle, and Reform (Carol Colatrella). 12. Wicked Books: Melville and Religion (Hilton Obenzinger). 13. Pierre's Bad Associations: Public Life in the Institutional Nation (Christopher Castiglia). 14. Melville, Slavery, and the American Dilemma (John Stauffer). 15. Gender and Sexuality (Leland S. Person). Part IV: Libraries. 16. The Legacy of Britain (Robin Grey). 17. Romantic Philosophy, Transcendentalism, and Nature (Rechela Permenter). 18. Literature of Exploration and the Sea (R.D. Madison). 19. Death and Literature: Melville and the Epitaph (Edgar A. Dryden). 20. The Company of Women Authors (Charlene Avallone). 21. Hawthorne and Race (Ellen Weinauer). 22. "Unlike Things Must Meet and Mate": Melville and the Visual Arts (Robert K. Wallace). Part V: Texts. 23. The Motive for Metaphor: Type, Omoo, and Mardi (Geoffrey Sanborn). 24. Artist at Work: Redburn, White-Jacket, Moby-Dick, and Pierre Cindy Weinstein). 25. The Language of Moby-Dick: "Read It If You Can" (Maurice S. Lee). 26. Threading the Labyrinth: Moby-Dick as Hybrid Epic (Christopher Sten). 27. The Female Subject in Pierre and The Piazza Tales (Caroline Levander). 28. Narrative Shock in "Bartleby, the Scrivener, " "The Paradise of Bacherlors and the Tartars of Maids," and "Benito Cereno" (Marvin Fisher). 29. Fluid Identity in Israel Potter and The Confidence-Man (Gale Temple). 30. How Clarel Works (Samuel Otter). 31. Melville the Realist Poet (Elizabeth Renker). 32. Melville's Transhistorical Voice: Billy Budd, Sailor and the Fragmentation of Forms (John Wenke). Part VI: Meenings. 33. The Melville Revival (Sanford E. Marovitz). 34. Creating Icons: Melville in Visual Media and Popular Culture (Elizabeth Schultz). 35. The Melville Text (John Bryant). Index.
Series Title: Blackwell companions to literature and culture, 41.
Responsibility: ed. by Wyn Kelley.

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