The Resource Dive deeper : journeys with Moby-Dick, George Cotkin

Dive deeper : journeys with Moby-Dick, George Cotkin

Label
Dive deeper : journeys with Moby-Dick
Title
Dive deeper
Title remainder
journeys with Moby-Dick
Statement of responsibility
George Cotkin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Herman Melville's epic tale of obsession has all the ingredients of a first rate drama--fascinating characters in solitude and society, battles between good and evil, a thrilling chase to the death--and yet its allusions, digressions, and sheer scope can prove daunting to even the most intrepid reader. George Cotkin's Dive Deeper provides both a guide to the novel and a record of its dazzling cultural train. It supplies easy-to-follow plot points for each of the novel's 135 sections before taking up a salient phrase, image, or idea in each for further exploration. Through these forays, Cotkin traces the astonishing reach of the novel, sighting the White Whale in mainstream and obscure subcultures alike, from impressionist painting circles to political terrorist cells. In a lively and engaging style, Dive Deeper immerses us into the depths of Melville's influence on the literature, film, and art of our modern world. Cotkin's playful wit and critical precision stretch from Camus to Led Zeppelin, from Emerson to Bob Dylan, and bring to life the terrors and wonders of what is arguably America's greatest novel
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
813/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2384.M62
LC item number
C67 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Dive deeper : journeys with Moby-Dick, George Cotkin
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 263-284) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A note to readers -- Etymology -- Extracts -- Moby-Dick : chapters 1-135 -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn848917694
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 302 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780199855742
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36208310
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)848917694
  • pebc0199855749

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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