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The Confidence-Man by Herman Melville
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If irony is a reversal of meaning, we might reverse the novel’s allegory: what if it is about an earnest spiritual quester (the Confidence-Man) encountering in guise after guise after guise all the ways that modern America dismisses or quashes or co-opts the quest?
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August 18, 2019 – Shelved
August 18, 2019 – Shelved as: fiction
August 18, 2019 – Shelved as: nineteenth-century

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