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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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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
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
I learned that you don't mess with the whale.
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Goodreads Librari...: Keeping critical texts separate 5 40 Jun 29, 2013 07:22PM  
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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Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle (Modern Critical Interpretations) Aldous Huxley's Brave New World (Bloom's Guides) Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird (Bloom's Guides) The Western Canon: The Books and School of the Ages

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