The Resource After the whale : Melville in the wake of Moby-Dick, Clark Davis

After the whale : Melville in the wake of Moby-Dick, Clark Davis

Label
After the whale : Melville in the wake of Moby-Dick
Title
After the whale
Title remainder
Melville in the wake of Moby-Dick
Statement of responsibility
Clark Davis
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
After the Whale contextualizes Herman Melville's short fiction and poetry by studying it in the company of the more familiar fiction of the 1850s and 1890s. The study focuses on Melville's vision of the purpose and function of language from Moby-Dick through Billy Budd with a special emphasis on how language - in function and form - follows and depends on the function and form of the body, how Melville's attitude toward words echoes his attitude toward flesh
Cataloging source
TOC
Dewey number
813/.3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2387
LC item number
.D39 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
After the whale : Melville in the wake of Moby-Dick, Clark Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • zbnus
  • glg
Contents
1. Moby-Dick and the Divided Body -- 2. Language and the Ascetic Body in Pierre and "Bartleby" -- 3. Israel Potter and the Search for the Hearth -- 4. Toward Deception: The Short Fiction and the Failing Body -- 5. Inverted Worlds: "Benito Cereno" and The Confidence-Man -- 6. The Fissure in the Hearth: Battle Pieces -- 7. Clarel and the Search for the Divine Body -- 8. A Question of Distance: The Late Poetry -- 9. Billy Budd and the Touch of a God
Control code
000011290922
Extent
p. cm
Isbn
9780817307745
Lccn
94043179
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b21190859
System control number
  • 11290922lt
  • (OCoLC)31515324

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