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Herman Melville's Moby-Dick (Bloom's Notes)

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-- Presents concise, easy-to-understand biographical, critical, and bibliographical information on a specific literary work
-- Provides multiple sources for book reports and term papers with a wealth of information on literary works, authors, and major characters
-- Digests of critical extracts prefaced by headnotes
Published (first published January 1st 1986)
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Mark
Jan 27, 2012 Mark rated it liked it
Having recently re-read (again) MOBY DICK, I was jonesing for a little academic analysis, and the local library offered up this collection, an anthology of eight essays spanning the 20th century and its various "schools" and critical approaches: biographical, Freudian, formalist, historical, rhetorical, etc. The range of essays provides a decent overview of the various approaches to America's greatest novel, and they provided me with some fresh insights (as well as a reminder of how tiresome aca ...more
Sohail
Aug 01, 2016 Sohail rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The quality of the articles in this book is inconsistent. Some of them are very good, and some are not so. It was an insightful book about Herman Melville's Moby Dick, but I liked Bloom's guide to John Steinbeck's 'Of Mice and Men' more than this one.
Amanda
Oct 10, 2008 Amanda rated it really liked it
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This book gives me a Transcendental boner. Plus, the image of Captain Ahab, his peg-leg and the worn out hole on the deck still makes me laugh. Its a big, hefty tome, but totally worth the effort.
Shannon Wheeler
Jul 04, 2010 Shannon Wheeler rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I learned that you don't mess with the whale.
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Bloom is a literary critic, and currently a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written more than 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and one novel. He has edited hundreds of anthologies.
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