New Essays On Moby-dick by Richard H. BrodheadNew Essays On Moby-dick by Richard H. Brodhead

New Essays On Moby-dick

EditorRichard H. Brodhead

Paperback | November 28, 1986

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The American Novel series provides students of American literature with introductory critical guides to the great works of American fiction by giving details of the novel's composition, publication history and contemporary reception. The group of essays, each specially commissioned from a leading scholar in the field, examines the interpretative methods and prominent ideas on the text. There are also helpful guides to further reading. Specifically designed for undergraduates, the series will be a powerful resource for anyone engaged in the critical analysis of major American novels. This collection of essays on Moby-Dick reconnects Melville's great work with concerns that are central to readers in critical studies. Richard Brodhead introduces the volume with a discussion of the book's unique place in the canon of American literature. He then recounts the novel's history from its mixed reception in the mid-nineteenth century to its prevalent status as a classic. The five essays that follow focus on various aspects of the novel: its vision of nature, its drama of social alienation, its religious defiance, and its splendid variety of language.
Title:New Essays On Moby-dickFormat:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.43 inPublished:November 28, 1986Publisher:Cambridge University Press

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521317886

ISBN - 13:9780521317887


Table of Contents

Series editor's preface; 1. Trying all things: an introduction to Moby-Dick Richard H. Brodhead; 2. The mariner's multiple quest James McIntosh; 3. Moby-Dick as sacred text Lawrence Buell; 4. Call me Ishmaek, or how to make double-talk speak Carolyn Porter; 5. Calvinist earthquake: Moby-Dick and religious tradition T. Walter Herbert, Jr.; 6. When is a painting most like a whale?: Ishmael, Moby-Dick, and the sublime Bryan Wolf; Selected bibliography.