Lee, A. Robert
January 2009
Costerus (New Series);2009, Vol. 178, p119
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
A literary criticism of Herman Melville's novel "Moby Dick" is presented. Evert Duyckinck, co-editor of the "Literary World," states that the novel failed to achieve the massive actual radicalism of spirit by which it was initially conceptualized. It describes the driving force of the novel as being divided, thus, the anatomy aims to unify it. It stresses that the voyage of the whaling ship Pequod in the novel envisions the quest for truth, always in motion but failing to find an all-encompassing meaning.


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