The Errant Art of "Moby-Dick": The Canon, the Cold War, and the Struggle for American Studies

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Juni 1995



""The Errant Art of Moby-Dick" retrieves for all of us the errant art of critical reading, which no mere program of cynical professionalism or fashionable 'new historicism' could ever successfully practice in any genuine sense. As such, this work is a major intervention in Melville studies, American literature studies, and the culture of criticism generally."--Daniel O'Hara, Temple University


William V. Spanos is Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton. He is the founding editor of "boundary 2" and the author of many books, including "The End of Education" and "Heidegger and Criticism."


"An exciting and important work, one that is a major contribution to Melville studies and to American cultural history. It is an eloquent and impassioned defense of theory in the face of a militant resistance to it both by traditional humanist critics and by certain New Historicists."--Edgar A. Dryden, University of Arizona
EAN: 9780822315995
ISBN: 0822315998
Untertitel: 'Post-Contemporary Intervention'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 1995
Seitenanzahl: 392 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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