The Resource Literature, disaster, and the enigma of power : a reading of 'Moby-Dick', Eyal Peretz

Literature, disaster, and the enigma of power : a reading of 'Moby-Dick', Eyal Peretz

Label
Literature, disaster, and the enigma of power : a reading of 'Moby-Dick'
Title
Literature, disaster, and the enigma of power
Title remainder
a reading of 'Moby-Dick'
Statement of responsibility
Eyal Peretz
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The history of the twentieth century has been marked by incredible violence and catastrophe. These events not only affected the material and historical conditions of life, but had profound conceptual implications. Over the last fifty years, all the traditional artistic and theoretical fields, from philosophy to law, history, and literary theory, have been transformed. Indeed, one might speak of a catastrophic turn in the realm of thinking and in the concepts and the problems that various theoretical discourses must face."
  • "From within this existential and conceptual revolution, the present book examines what is arguably the most profound and complex narrative of disaster in modern literature - Herman Melville's Moby-Dick. Melville's novel, the book claims, identified and explored ahead of its time - in a gesture that Walter Benjamin famously called the literary work's "secret appointment with a future moment"- perhaps in an unparalleled manner, the crucial implications of a new thinking of disaster, a thinking that necessarily has to do with a new thinking of the literary."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 813/.3
  • 813.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2384.M62
LC item number
P47 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Literature, disaster, and the enigma of power : a reading of 'Moby-Dick', Eyal Peretz
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [165]-171) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • zbnus
  • glg
Contents
1. The Enigma of Power -- 2. Call Me Ishmael -- 3. Ahab's Whale - A Bleeding Wound -- 4. Ishmael's Whale - Whiteness and the Witness, or the Collapse of the Author
Control code
000024034482
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
176 p.
Isbn
9780804746144
Lccn
2002012995
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b20602674
System control number
  • 24034482lw
  • (OCoLC)50447786

Library Locations

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