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Melville and the theme of boredom

Daniel Paliwoda

Melville and the theme of boredom

by Daniel Paliwoda

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Published by McFarland & Co. in Jefferson, N.C .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-232) and index.

StatementDaniel Paliwoda
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS2387 .P35 2010
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 237 p. ;
Number of Pages237
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24379198M
ISBN 100786441542
ISBN 109780786441549
LC Control Number2009036801
OCLC/WorldCa382401308

The book is consequently divided between investigations of "Melville as Philosopher" and "Melville's Philosophical Inheritors," and places Melville in conversation with the history of philosophy in terms of Plato, Descartes, Emerson, Nietzsche or Husserl, and more recent work by . Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique — but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book’s eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its 4/5(10).

Herman Melville's Moby Dick: Selected Secondary Bibliography. * Go to criticism before Alter, Robert. Pen of Iron: American Prose and the King James Bible. Princeton, NJ: Princeton UP, Print. Ancona, Francesco Aristide. "Hope Sinks: Pandora, Eve and the Obsession of Ahab." Journal of Evolutionary Psychology ( Melville followed his greatest book by one that almost ruined his reputation. Pierre is a bizarre romance that received bad reviews, but Melville was able to save his reputation by writing short fictions for magazines such as “Bartleby the Scrivener” and “Benito Cereno,” two of .

  Boredom is an integral part of the human condition that has vexed philosophers since the Enlightenment. But has it been given a bad press, asks Andrew Anthony. In , a study classified boredom into four different types, with a follow-up study published this month in the journal Motivation and Emotion adding a fifth kind of boredom, called apathetic Author: Jessica Leber.


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