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Dive deeper : journeys with Moby-Dick, George Cotkin

Label
Dive deeper : journeys with Moby-Dick
Title
Dive deeper
Title remainder
journeys with Moby-Dick
Statement of responsibility
George Cotkin
Title variation
Journeys with Moby-Dick
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Herman Melville's epic tale of obsession has all the ingredients of a first rate drama--fascinating characters in solitude and society, battles between good and evil, a thrilling chase to the death--and yet its allusions, digressions, and sheer scope can prove daunting to even the most intrepid reader. George Cotkin's Dive Deeper provides both a guide to the novel and a record of its dazzling cultural train. It supplies easy-to-follow plot points for each of the novel's 135 sections before taking up a salient phrase, image, or idea in each for further exploration. Through these forays, Cotkin traces the astonishing reach of the novel, sighting the White Whale in mainstream and obscure subcultures alike, from impressionist painting circles to political terrorist cells. In a lively and engaging style, Dive Deeper immerses us into the depths of Melville's influence on the literature, film, and art of our modern world. Cotkin's playful wit and critical precision stretch from Camus to Led Zeppelin, from Emerson to Bob Dylan, and bring to life the terrors and wonders of what is arguably America's greatest novel
Dewey number
813/.3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
  • photographs
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2384.M62
LC item number
C67 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Dive deeper : journeys with Moby-Dick, George Cotkin
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A note to readers -- Etymology -- Extracts -- Moby-Dick
Control code
sky245013210
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 302 p.
Isbn
9780199855759
Lccn
2011045737
Other physical details
ill., ports., facsims., photos
System control number
i9780199855759
Label
Dive deeper : journeys with Moby-Dick, George Cotkin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
A note to readers -- Etymology -- Extracts -- Moby-Dick
Control code
sky245013210
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 302 p.
Isbn
9780199855759
Lccn
2011045737
Other physical details
ill., ports., facsims., photos
System control number
i9780199855759

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