Subversive Genealogy: The Politics And Art Of Herman Melville by Michael RoginSubversive Genealogy: The Politics And Art Of Herman Melville by Michael Rogin

Subversive Genealogy: The Politics And Art Of Herman Melville

byMichael Rogin

Paperback | April 18, 1985

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In this major reconsideration of Herman Melville’s life and work, Michael Rogin shows that Melville’s novels are connected both to the important issues of his time and to the exploits of his patrician and politically prominent family.
Title:Subversive Genealogy: The Politics And Art Of Herman MelvilleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:370 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.88 inPublished:April 18, 1985Publisher:University of California Press

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ISBN - 10:0520051785

ISBN - 13:9780520051782

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This book makes several claims which ought to be stated at the outset: that Herman Melville is a recorder and interpreter of American society whose work is comparable to that of the great nineteenth-century European realists; that there was crisis of bourgeois society at midcentury on both continents, but that in America it entered politics by way of slavery and race rather than class; that the crisis called into question the ideal realm of liberal political freedom, and also that Melville was particularly sensitive to the American crisis because of the political importance of his clan and the political history of his family