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Herman Melville and the American Calling: The Fiction After Moby-Dick, 1851-1857

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Oriented by the new Americanist perspective, this book constitutes a rereading of Herman Melville s most prominent fiction after Moby-Dick. In contrast to prior readings of this fiction, William V. Spanos s interpretation takes as its point of departure the theme of spectrality precipitated by the metaphor of orphanage disaffiliation from the symbolic fatherland, on the ...more
Paperback, 280 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by State University of New York Press (first published September 1st 2008)
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