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Author Evans, Kim Leilani.

Title Whale! / K.L. Evans
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 162 pages)
Contents Preface; Preamble; 1. A Tale of Attachment; 2. A Common Account of Shipping; 3. The Politics of Whale; 4. Confessions of a Captain; 5. Crossing the Line; 6. A Leaky Boat; Swan Song; Notes; Acknowledgments
Summary The aim of this thoroughly unconventional work is to demonstrate that Herman Melvilles Moby Dick and Ludwig Wittgensteins Philosophical Investigations are, in effect, one and the same book. Whale! not only successfully reveals the vital intersections between Melville and Wittgenstein but also makes a compelling argument for why such intersections are essential to understanding common political projects in literature and philosophy
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-160)
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Subject Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Moby Dick.
Psychological fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Sea stories, American -- History and criticism.
Whales in literature.
Whaling in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2003007957
ISBN 0816695776 (electronic bk.)
9780816695775 (electronic bk.)