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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1963) 24 (3): 237–244.
Published: 01 September 1963
...Allen Guttmann Copyright © 1963 by Duke University Press 1963 FROM TYPEE TO MOBY-DICK MELVILLE’S ALLUSIVE ART By ALLEN GUTTMANN The complex allusiveness of T. S. Eliot and James Joyce has been the subject of much adverse criticism...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1963) 24 (2): 172–176.
Published: 01 June 1963
...J. J. Boies Copyright © 1963 by Duke University Press 1963 THE WHALE WITHOUT EPILOGUE By J. J. BOIES Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick was first published by Richard Bentley in London in a three-volume edition entitled The Whale ( 1851). No...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1955) 16 (4): 325–331.
Published: 01 December 1955
..., was followed in the Transcript by a list of works which included these erudite items: “a philosophical romance, ‘Redburn’ ; ‘Plute [sic] Jacket ; or the World on [sic] a Man-of-War’ ; ‘Moby Dick’ ; ‘Pierre’ ; ‘Israel Potter’ ; ‘The Prazza [sic] Tales’ . . . .” The Albany Argus, by the same...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1940) 1 (2): 195–206.
Published: 01 June 1940
... and his work in a way that leaves them recognizable though unreal. For example: The best general discussion of Melville in print insists that “with Mardi, Moby-Dick, and Pierre . . . . he deliberate- ly set himself against the main currents of fiction-writing of his time” ; it refers to...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1962) 23 (4): 337–352.
Published: 01 December 1962
... Melville seems to have made an independent, implicit judg- ment which emerges in those sections of Moby-Dick deriving from the Holy State. Melville as creative artist thus appears as a deeper and more perceptive critic than his professional contemporaries ;5 and con- 1 Merton M. Sealts, Jr...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1961) 22 (2): 125–134.
Published: 01 June 1961
... Emersonianism are of central importance. One en- counters them, so to speak, with the arrival of every fresh disaster. In Moby Dick, Captain Ahab sets forth with distinctively Emer- sonian expectations. The white whale, as Ahab conceives of it, is simply a visible object, fraught with...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1964) 25 (2): 181–186.
Published: 01 June 1964
... mastered the com- mon techniques of fiction.“lHis early works were strongly autobio- graphical, and, once he had found his theme, his knowledge of the craft of fiction was no match for his vision of metaphysical immensity. His later works, from Moby-Dick to Budd,Billy provide ample evidence...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1950) 11 (3): 317–324.
Published: 01 September 1950
... are slaves- and yet men!1° Throughout Melville’s books there is warm understanding and sympathy shown for the Negro. In Redburn Melville speaks of the freedom Negro sailors enjoy in Liverpool as contrasted with the restrictions on them in their own country.ll In Moby Dick Melville...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1952) 13 (2): 218–219.
Published: 01 June 1952
... in the Valley of Typee symbolizes the Fall.” (Here the Fall would be succeeded by Eden.) Granted that Moby-Dick, Pierre, The Confidence Man, Billy Budd, and much of Melville’s other work merit search for complex intention, surely Professor Chase is putting a burden of symbolism on...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1972) 33 (1): 54–66.
Published: 01 March 1972
... HERSHELPARKER The Melville industry’s biggest year was 1970, with at least eight books. Complicity exempts me from discussing three of them: “Moby-Dick” as Doubloon and two volumes in the Northwestern- Newberry Edition, Marcli and .White-Jacket. Even without these three, the others...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1965) 26 (2): 344–345.
Published: 01 June 1965
... whole method causes him to put artistic problems in practical terms, and in this light the positive attainment of American writers cannot be adequately presented. His analysis of Moby Dick, however, seems to me extraordinarily revealing, and the other literary discussions are very well...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 March 1993) 54 (1): 105–110.
Published: 01 March 1993
..., around 1850, of works, preeminently The Scarlet Letter and Moby-Dick, that still count as literature for many readers of the late twentieth century. Other valu- able prose narratives of the time, such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin, often trou- ble readers now because they fit into no clear conceptual...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 1982) 43 (3): 310–312.
Published: 01 September 1982
...: Nineteenth-Century American Fiction and Modern Thoq. Baltimore and London: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1982. xvi + 218 pp. $18.95. Sachs, Viola. The Game of Creation: The Primeval Unlettered Language of “Moby-Dick; or, The Whale.” Paris: Editions de la Maison des Sciences de L’homme, 1982...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1988) 49 (2): 173–186.
Published: 01 June 1988
... historical romance? Does not Melville’s “insular city of the Manhattoes, belted round by wharves . . . [and] commerce,” have this same “authenticating force” in Moby-Dick? Still less satisfactory is Dekker’s definition of the “romance.” Having opened this can of worms, he attempts to close it...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1999) 60 (2): 282–284.
Published: 01 June 1999
... typography in limited editions, he states, is to make the writing more transparent or legible. But what about the materiality of the language itself? A cheap paperback copy of Moby-Dzck may be available to more readers than the thousand-dollar Arion Press edition whose craftsmanship he scrutinizes...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 December 1999) 60 (4): 528–530.
Published: 01 December 1999
... and cites her debt to Foucault by arguing that while the Revolution’s ideas were “produced by the discourse of natural rights, [they] were not intrinsically attached to a particular political agenda or class” but, rather, were “mobi- lized and deployed for different and often opposed...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1956) 17 (2): 118–127.
Published: 01 June 1956
...- tion that he is saved. On the contrary, that is confirmed, for the opening words of his next book (Moby-Dick) are “Call me Ishmael.” In Moby-Dick the recurrent image, hitherto delectable, becomes a shape of death-a coffin or a whale; but whereas the delectable image threatened death, the...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 2018) 79 (2): 241–244.
Published: 01 June 2018
.... Finally, even if this appropriation did have the political upshots envisaged by authors like Sena Jeter Naslund—who retells Moby-Dick from the perspective flagged in the title of her 1999 meganovel Ahab’s Wife; or, The Star-Gazer —one must consider how much such consequences are dampened by factors and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 June 1965) 26 (2): 345–347.
Published: 01 June 1965
... practical thought is not an artistic failure, his whole method causes him to put artistic problems in practical terms, and in this light the positive attainment of American writers cannot be adequately presented. His analysis of Moby Dick, however, seems to me extraordinarily revealing, and...
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Modern Language Quarterly (1 September 2015) 76 (3): 400–403.
Published: 01 September 2015
... critical book on the GAN would appear to fit within this ambidextrous pattern. It may be a good thing in principle to write for the general public as well as for an academic audience: Buell is clearly as conversant with Leo Bersani’s poststructuralist work on Moby-Dick as with the novel’s commodification...