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Herman Melville

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


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