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Title:
Readings on Moby-Dick
Author:
Obstfeld, Raymond, 1952-
Publication Information:
San Diego : Greenhaven Press, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
205 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
The art of Moby-Dick. Melville's style is both original and a reflection of his times / Richard Chase ; The four levels of rhetorical style / Walter E. Bezanson ; Melville's inventive use of language / Newton Arvin ; The four worlds of setting / Warner Berthoff -- Symbols and themes in Moby-Dick. Interpretations of Moby-Dick / Charles Feidelson Jr. ; Sharks as a symbol of human nature / Robert Zoellner ; The characters' conflicting perceptions of Moby Dick / R.E. Watters ; The meanings of the sea / William Hamilton -- The use of religion in Moby-Dick. Viewing Moby-Dick as a sacred text / Lawrence Buell ; The epilogue presents a Hindu view of life / H.B. Kulkarni ; Moby Dick: Jonah's or Job's whale? / Nathalia Wright ; The use of folklore to establish humanism / Ray B. Browne -- The characters of Moby-Dick. Ahab's inability to understand the whale leads to his self-destruction / Charles H. Cook Jr. ; The heroism of Ahab / Alfred Kazin ; Ishmael represents humanity's tragic plight / Bruce L. Grenberg ; Stubb and Starbuck represent moral opposites / Kerry McSweeney ; Father Mapple as moral prophet / Howard P. Vincent -- The reflection of American society in Moby-Dick. The doomed voyage of America's white society / D.H. Lawrence ; Moby-Dick analyzes nineteenth-century race prejudice / Carolyn L. Karcher ; Moby-Dick and the spirit of revolution / Mark Niemeyer ; Moby-Dick reflects Melville's political stance / Alan Heimert.
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy037/2002192517.html
ISBN:
9780737704426

9780737704419
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Book

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Summary

Summary

Many critics praise Herman Melville's Moby-Dick as the greatest American novel ever written. This anthology examines the various aspects of the novel that have made it such an influential work, including its literary themes, political philosophies, and religious explorations.


Author Notes

Chris Smith is a wildlife artist living in Interlochen, MI. He has illustrated over a dozen books & is the contributing artist for the "Retriever Journal" & "Pointing Dog Journal", & co-author of "Waterfowling Horizons", a book about modern waterfowling methods.

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