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Sacred uncertainty : religious difference and the shape of Melville's career

Author: Brian Yothers
Publisher: Evanston, Illinois : Northwestern University Press, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Herman Melville's oeuvre sustains a fundamental tension among self, society, and others. Sacred Uncertainty explores religious difference that arises from these many voices, both within American culture and around the world. Melville's work is notably shot through with allusions to other writers and thinkers, whom he regarded as his truest interlocutors - the figures of genius from whom he received, as he eloquently  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville; Herman Melville
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Yothers
ISBN: 9780810130715 0810130718 9780810131798 081013179X 9780810130722 0810130726
OCLC Number: 894557553
Description: xii, 244 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: The sacredness of uncertainty --
Melville's communion of solitude : reading and marginalia --
Landlessness : religious difference around the globe, Typee to Moby-Dick --
"Poor Richard ain't a dunker" : mapping American religious difference, Pierre to The confidence-man --
"Conflict of convictions" : remapping religious difference in Battle-pieces --
All souls : Clarel, religious pluralism, and Unitarianism --
"I too am uncertain" : the doubtful testament of Billy Budd and Melville's later poetry.
Responsibility: Brian Yothers.

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Herman Melville's oeuvre sustains a fundamental tension among self, society, and others. Sacred Uncertainty explores religious difference that arises from these many voices, both within American  Read more...

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