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Herman Melville's Moby-Dick

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Each title features:
- Critical essays reflecting a variety of schools of criticism
- Notes on the contributing critics, a chronology of the author's life, and an index
- An introductory essay by Harold Bloom.
Hardcover, (Bloom's Modern Critical Interpretations), 246 pages
Published January 1st 2007 by Chelsea House Publications (first published January 1st 1986)
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Mark
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
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Feb 05, 2009 Amanda rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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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.
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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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