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Modernity At Sea: Melville, Marx, Conrad In Crisis

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At once a literary-philosophical meditation on the question of modernity and a manifesto for a new form of literary criticism, Modernity at Sea argues that the nineteenth-century sea narrative played a crucial role in the emergence of a theory of modernity as permanent crisis.

In a series of close readings of such works as Herman Melville's White-Jacket and Moby Dick, Jose

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Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 8th 2002 by Univ Of Minnesota Press (first published 2002)
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