MOBY-DICK AS ANATOMY
- THE NARRATOR AS AUDIENCE: ISHMAEL AS READER AND CRITIC IN MOBY-DICK. Putz, Manfred // Studies in the Novel;Summer87, Vol. 19 Issue 2, p160
Analyzes the utilization of Ishmael a character in Herman Melbille's 'Moby-Dick,' as a personified audience figure in the novel. Technique for narrative communication and introduction of self-referential commentary; Difference between viewer-oriented and object-oriented responses of Ishmael as...
- Herman Melville's "Moby-Dick". Evans, Robert C. // Literary Contexts in Novels: Herman Melville's 'Moby Dick';2012, p1
The following essay opens with a detailed discussion of the first and final paragraphs of the novel (excluding the "Epilogue"), treating these paragraphs as exemplary of Melville's use of characterization, theme, symbolism, tone, and phrasing. The novel is then discussed in light of a number of...
- LEARNING TO READ: INTERPRETATION AND READER-RESPONSE CRITICISM. Mailloux, Steven // Studies in the Literary Imagination;Spring79, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p93
Focuses on reader-response criticism. Interpretive assumptions and critical practice of much reader-response criticism; Information on the temporal model of the reading process of reader-response critics; Overview of the book 'Moby-Dick,' by Herman Melville.
- Brother to dragons: Race and evolution in Moby-Dick. Andriano, Joseph // ATQ;Jun96, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p143
Examines the question of race and evolution in Herman Melville's novel `Moby-Dick.' Social and political aspects of race; Connection between race and cetological natural history; Melville's undercutting of white supremacy over non-white and of human over animal.
- Reading with Wonder. Eckel, Leslie // Common-Place: The Interactive Journal of Early American Life;Jan2010, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p8
A literary criticism of "Moby-Dick" by Herman Melville. The author states that the story is about the journey of the character Ishmael. Topics include the novel's intention for its readers to share Ishmael's disorientation, the difficulty in interpreting the oil-painting referenced in the book,...
- Moby-Dick and Melville's vexed romanticism. Staud, John J. // ATQ;Dec92, Vol. 6 Issue 4, p279
Reviews the book, `Moby Dick,' by Herman Melville. Quarrel of Melville with romanticism; Several books made by Melville; Discussion of the main characters of the book.
- A FISH TALE. Samuels, David // Lapham's Quarterly;Spring2015, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p214
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- Captivated by the Sea. // Read;11/26/2010, Vol. 60 Issue 6, p20
The article describes how author Herman Melville creates the mood of the novel "Moby Dick." It cites specific portions of the novel and describes the acts of the characters. The novel opens with the narrator introducing certain meaning to the act of going to sea. Melville uses descriptions of...
- MOBY-DICK, AN AMERICAN LYRICAL NOVEL. Bender, Bert // Studies in the Novel;Fall78, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p346
Discusses the lyrical qualities of the novel 'Moby Dick' by American author Herman Melville. Critics' praise for the novel's 'deep poetic nature'; Relation of the novel's lyricism to the origins of the lyric mode in ancient religious practices; Lyrical passages in which Melville surrenders to...