Herman Melville: Moby-Dick: Essays, Articles, Reviews (Columbia Critical Guides) (Paperback)

Herman Melville: Moby-Dick: Essays, Articles, Reviews (Columbia Critical Guides) By Nick Selby (Editor) Cover Image
By Nick Selby (Editor)
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This Columbia Critical Guide starts with extracts from Melville's own letters and essays and from early reviews of Moby-Dick that set the terms for later critical evaluations. Subsequent chapters deal with the "Melville Revival" of the 1920s and the novel's central place in the establishment, growth, and reassessment of American Studies in the 1940s and 1950s. The final chapters examine postmodern New Americanist readings of the text, and how these provide new models for thinking about American culture.

About the Author


Nick Selby teaches at the University of Wales, Swansea.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780231115391
ISBN-10: 0231115393
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication Date: August 11th, 1999
Pages: 192
Language: English
Series: Columbia Critical Guides