The Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville

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Robert Steven Levine, Robert S. Levine
Cambridge University Press, May 13, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 305 pages
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The Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville is intended to provide a critical introduction to Melville's work. The essays have been specially commissioned for this volume, and provide a comprehensive overview of Melville's career. All of Melville's novels are discussed, as well as most of his poetry and short fiction. Written at a level both challenging and accessible, the volume provides fresh perspectives on an American author whose work continues to fascinate readers and stimulate new study.
 

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Contents

Melvilles Engagement with
9
Race in Typee and WhiteJacket
12
African Culture and Melvilles Art
37
MobyDick as Revolution
65
Pierres Domestic Ambiguities
91
Unreadability in The ConfidenceMan
114
Melville the Poet
135
Melvilles Traveling God
157
Melville and Sexuality
186
Melville Labor and the Discourses of Reception 2o2
202
Melville and the Avenging Dream
250
Afterword
279
Index
299
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