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American Literature (1 March 2011) 83 (1): 29–57.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Christopher The Limbs of Empire: Ahab, Santa Anna, Taylor and Moby-Dick ​In June 1847, P. T. Barnum’s American Museum opened an exhibition featuring the captured prosthetic limb of Gen- eral Antonio López de Santa Anna, notorious leader of the Mexican army during...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 643–644.
Published: 01 September 2002
... University Book Reviews 643 Hunting Captain Ahab: Psychological Warfare and the Melville Revival. By Clare L. Spark. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2001. x, 730 pp. $55.00. In Hunting Captain Ahab, Clare Spark replicates Ahab’s obsession as...
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American Literature (1 June 2014) 86 (2): 245–274.
Published: 01 June 2014
... . Downes Paul . 2002 . Democracy, Revolution, and Monarchism in Early American Literature . Cambridge, UK : Cambridge Univ. Press . Feller Daniel . 1995 . The Jacksonian Promise: America, 1815-1840 . Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Univ. Press . Finger Anne . 2009 . Call Me Ahab...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 747–773.
Published: 01 December 2011
... in the “Nantucket market” Star- buck describes.16 The Pequod’s financiers, Peleg and Bildad, were— as Ishmael puts it—“bent on profitable cruises” that can be “counted down in dollars from the mint” (MD, 167).17 Captain Ahab, however, famously rejects the logic of Starbuck’s Nantucket...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 185–187.
Published: 01 March 2016
... of the least per- suasive is Phan’s notion that Moby Dick stands for the market, while Ahab is first of all a “romantic figure of resistance to the market and the rule of law” (23). Similarly unconvincing is his reading of Billy Budd (1924); according to Phan, Billy is a would-be revolutionary...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 893–914.
Published: 01 December 2011
..., or Why We Need Open Access Now, 466–68. Review: O’Connor, Poetic Acts and New Media, 466–68. Review: Shillingsburg, From Gutenberg to Google: Electronic Represen- tations of Literary Texts, 466–68. Taylor, Christopher. “The Limbs of Empire: Ahab, Santa Anna, and Moby-­ Dick,” 29–57...
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American Literature (1 September 2012) 84 (3): 645–655.
Published: 01 September 2012
... can be forced and reductive, such as when Richard says that Ahab should be regarded as a Prometheus figure: “Just as Prometheus’ liver is eaten daily by an eagle in punishment for his crime, Ahab keeps breaking the replacements for his leg and still feels pain from his broken limb” (143). At...
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American Literature (1 December 2011) 83 (4): 885–888.
Published: 01 December 2011
... study of the classical motif of “katabasis,” the descent into the underworld, in two of Melville’s novels. She investigates Melville’s encounters with the works of Homer and Virgil, and how the descents of Odysseus and Aeneas inform Ahab and Pierre. Working in the tradition of “myth criticism...
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American Literature (1 March 2005) 77 (1): 179–181.
Published: 01 March 2005
... these virtues difficult, if not impossible, to exercise (221). Democracy becomes dependent on formalism, which allows Samet to safe- guard against the magnetism of an Ahab who requires individuals to consent without reason. But this maneuver also makes democracy overly dependent on formalism, too...
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American Literature (1 March 2016) 88 (1): 198–200.
Published: 01 March 2016
.... For Berger, the dys-/disarticulate bridges the two fields since it represents both the figurative limits of the social-symbolic and the ethical dilemmas raised by actual physical and intellectual impairment. Of particular note is his incisive reading of Ahab’s monomania as the product not of his dis...
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American Literature (1 September 2016) 88 (3): 655–659.
Published: 01 September 2016
... appropriates another (usually canonical) work. Spengler begins by defining these texts as a genre, and then focuses on spinoff novels in the United States from the last twenty years, including such pairings as Ahab’s Wife by Sena Jeter Naslund (1999) and Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (1851); March by...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 635–637.
Published: 01 September 2002
... University Book Reviews 643 Hunting Captain Ahab: Psychological Warfare and the Melville Revival. By Clare L. Spark. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2001. x, 730 pp. $55.00. In Hunting Captain Ahab, Clare Spark replicates Ahab’s obsession as...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 637–638.
Published: 01 September 2002
... University Book Reviews 643 Hunting Captain Ahab: Psychological Warfare and the Melville Revival. By Clare L. Spark. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2001. x, 730 pp. $55.00. In Hunting Captain Ahab, Clare Spark replicates Ahab’s obsession as...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 638–640.
Published: 01 September 2002
... University Book Reviews 643 Hunting Captain Ahab: Psychological Warfare and the Melville Revival. By Clare L. Spark. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2001. x, 730 pp. $55.00. In Hunting Captain Ahab, Clare Spark replicates Ahab’s obsession as...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 640–642.
Published: 01 September 2002
... University Book Reviews 643 Hunting Captain Ahab: Psychological Warfare and the Melville Revival. By Clare L. Spark. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2001. x, 730 pp. $55.00. In Hunting Captain Ahab, Clare Spark replicates Ahab’s obsession as...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 645–647.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., demands on her readers’ credulity. Priscilla Perkins, Roosevelt University Book Reviews 643 Hunting Captain Ahab: Psychological Warfare and the Melville Revival. By Clare L. Spark. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2001. x, 730 pp. $55.00...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 647–649.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., demands on her readers’ credulity. Priscilla Perkins, Roosevelt University Book Reviews 643 Hunting Captain Ahab: Psychological Warfare and the Melville Revival. By Clare L. Spark. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2001. x, 730 pp. $55.00...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 649–652.
Published: 01 September 2002
... University Book Reviews 643 Hunting Captain Ahab: Psychological Warfare and the Melville Revival. By Clare L. Spark. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2001. x, 730 pp. $55.00. In Hunting Captain Ahab, Clare Spark replicates Ahab’s obsession as...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 652–654.
Published: 01 September 2002
..., demands on her readers’ credulity. Priscilla Perkins, Roosevelt University Book Reviews 643 Hunting Captain Ahab: Psychological Warfare and the Melville Revival. By Clare L. Spark. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ. Press. 2001. x, 730 pp. $55.00...
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American Literature (1 September 2002) 74 (3): 654–656.
Published: 01 September 2002
... her early, usually unnecessary, demands on her readers’ credulity. Priscilla Perkins, Roosevelt University Book Reviews 643 Hunting Captain Ahab: Psychological Warfare and the Melville Revival. By Clare L. Spark. Kent, Ohio: Kent State Univ...