By Robert T. Tally
Drawing at the paintings of various literary and social critics (including Deleuze, Foucault, Jameson, and Moretti), Tally argues that Melville’s specific literary shape enabled his critique of the dominant nationwide narrative of his personal time and proleptically undermined the nationwide literary culture of yankee reports a century later. Melville’s hypercanonical prestige within the usa makes his paintings the entire extra an important for knowing the function of literature in a post-American epoch.
Offering daring new interpretations and theoretical juxtapositions, Tally offers a postnational Melville, well matched to constructing new ways to American and global literature within the twenty-first century.
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