Ungraspable Phantom

Ungraspable Phantom

Essays on Moby-Dick

eBook - 2006
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A collection of essays presented at the sesquicentenary Moby-Dick conference

The twenty-one essays collected in "Ungraspable Phantom" are from an international conference held in 2001 celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of Moby-Dick. The essays reflect not only a range of problems and approaches but also the cosmopolitan perspective of international scholarship. They offer new thoughts on familiar topics: the novel's problematic structure, its sources in and reinvention of the Bible, its Lacanian and post-Freudian psychology, and its rhetoric. They also present fresh information on new areas of interest: Melville's creative process, law and jurisprudence, Freemasonry and labor, race, Latin Americanism, and the Native American.

Scholars, students, and readers of Moby-Dick will find this collection of essays fresh and insightful.

Publisher: Kent, Ohio :, The Kent State University Press,, 2006
Copyright Date: ©2006
ISBN: 9781631010309
Characteristics: 1 online resource (306 pages)


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