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Philbrick, Nathaniel
Why read Moby-Dick? / Nathaniel Philbrick
New York, N.Y. : Viking, 2011
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 4th Floor  PS2384.M62 P55 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Moby Dick
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject(s) Sea stories, American -- History and criticism
Physical Description x, 131 p. : ill. ; 20 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 129-131)
Contents The gospels in this century -- Landlessness -- Desperado philosophy -- Nantucket -- Chowder -- The Pequod -- Ahab -- The anatomy of a demagogue -- Hawthorne -- The view from the masthead -- The sea -- Is there a heaven? -- A mighty, messy book -- Unflinching reality -- Poetry -- Sharks -- The enchanted calm -- Pip -- The squeeze -- The left wing -- So remorseless a havoc -- Queequeg -- Pulling dictatorship out of a hat -- Essex redux -- The inmost leaf -- Ahab's last stand -- Evil art -- Neither believer nor infidel
Summary Shares expert guidelines on how to read and appreciate Herman Melville's classic work, offering insight into its history, characters, and themes while explaining its literary relevance in the modern world

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