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Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Suggestions for Further Reading

Bender, Bert. Sea Brothers: The Tradition of American Sea Fiction from Moby-Dick to the Present. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1998.

Bloom, Harold, ed. Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick. New York: Chelsea House, 1996.

Cowan, Bainard. Exiled Waters: Moby-Dick and the Crisis of Allegory. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press, 1982.

Davey, Michael. Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick: A Sourcebook. New York: Routledge, 2003.

Heimert, Alan. Moby-Dick and American Political Symbolism. Cambridge, Massachusetts: The Eliot House Edition, 1991.

Levine, Robert S., ed. The Cambridge Companion to Herman Melville. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Morrison, Toni. “Unspeakable Things Unspoken: The Afro-American Presence in American Literature.” In Within the Circle: An Anthology of African American Literary Criticism from the Harlem Renaissance to the Present, ed. Angelyn Mitchell. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1994.

Olson, Charles. Call Me Ishmael. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1997.

Post-Lauria, Sheila. Correspondent Colorings: Melville in the Marketplace. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 1996.

Slade, Leonard A. Symbolism in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick From the Satanic to the Divine. Lewiston, New York: E. Mellen Press, 1998.

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Moby Dick

by anon_2223138591, January 04, 2015

Probably the best book ever written.Profound psychological insights into human behaviour .


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by Tom_Jones66, July 04, 2015

Frankly, I find Moby Dick to be a very enigmatic story, but it was required reading for my college degree and I am still trying to understand the importance of this novel.
A man obsessed with a white whale must be a metaphor for man's quest, but it is still puzzling to me.
I am hoping to Spark Notes can consolidate and distill the message, but life always has more pressing matters for me to attend to than deciphering old texts.
Can anyone tell me why this enduring novel is important - in 25 words or less?


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