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Satirical Apocalypse: An Anatomy of Melville's the Confidence-Man
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Publisher Praeger Pub Text
Publication date April 30, 1996
Pages 280
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780313294044
ISBN-10 0313294046
Dimensions 1.25 by 6.50 by 9.75 in.
Weight 1.40 lbs.
Original list price $84.00
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This valuable new addition to Melville studies offers a ground-breaking interpretation of Melville's last published novel, one of the most complex texts in American literature and a work that has long been noted for the divergent critical views it has elicited. Reading the novel as a generic hybrid of narrative satire and apolyptic vision, Cook situates the novel in its implicit theological, historical, and biographical contexts: he examines the novel's relation to Melville's heterodox ideas of the deity, to the increasingly commercialized cultural milieu of antebellum America, and to Melville's own life and literary career. Uncovering a wealth of new data on the novel's satirical applications, including its covert use of Melville's friends and family for character models, Cook offers a compelling reading of The Confidence-Man - one that is sure to influence our future conception of its creator.



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9780313294044 | details & prices | 280 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.25 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $84.00
About: This valuable new addition to Melville studies offers a ground-breaking interpretation of Melville's last published novel, one of the most complex texts in American literature and a work that has long been noted for the divergent critical views it has elicited.

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