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Call Me Ishmael

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First published in 1947, this acknowledged classic of American literary criticism explores the influences — especially Shakespearean ones — on Melville's writing of Moby-Dick. One of the first Melvilleans to advance what has since become known as the theory of the two Moby-Dicks, Olson argues that there were two versions of Moby-Dick, and that Melville's reading King Lear for the first time in between the first and second versions of the book had a profound impact on his conception of the saga: the first book did not contain Ahab, writes Olson, and it may not, except incidentally, have contained Moby-Dick. If literary critics and reviewers at the time responded with varying degrees of skepticism to the theory of the two Moby-Dicks, it was the experimental style and organization of the book that generated the most controversy.

Synopsis:

First published in 1947, this classic of American literary criticism explores the influences - especially Shakepearian ones - on Melville's writing of "Moby-Dick".

Synopsis:

First published in 1947, this acknowledged classic of American literary criticism explores the influences--especially Shakespearean ones--on Herman Melville's writing of "Moby-Dick". Olson examines the influence of "King Lear" on Melville's work.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801857317
Foreword:
Sealts, Merton M., Jr.
Author:
Sealts Jr, Merton M.
Foreword by:
Sealts, Merton M., Jr.
Foreword:
Sealts Jr, Merton M.
Foreword:
Sealts, Merton M., Jr. JR. JR. JR. JR. J
Foreword:
Sealts, Merton M., Jr. JR. JR. JR. JR.
Foreword:
Sealts, Merton M., Jr.
Foreword:
Sealts, Merton M., Jr. JR. JR.
Foreword:
Sealts, Merton M., Jr. JR. JR.
Author:
Olson, Charles
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Location:
Baltimore, Md. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Semiotics & Theory
Subject:
American fiction
Subject:
Religion and literature
Subject:
Melville, Herman
Subject:
Melville, herman, 1819-1891
Subject:
Sea stories, American
Subject:
American fiction -- English influences.
Subject:
Religion
Subject:
Sea stories, American -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 154-158.
Series Volume:
17.1
Publication Date:
19971031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
168
Dimensions:
8.38x6.02x.41 in. .52 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , First published in 1947, this classic of American literary criticism explores the influences - especially Shakepearian ones - on Melville's writing of "Moby-Dick".
"Synopsis" by , First published in 1947, this acknowledged classic of American literary criticism explores the influences--especially Shakespearean ones--on Herman Melville's writing of "Moby-Dick". Olson examines the influence of "King Lear" on Melville's work.
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