The Resource Melville's art of democracy, Nancy Fredricks

Melville's art of democracy, Nancy Fredricks

Label
Melville's art of democracy
Title
Melville's art of democracy
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Fredricks
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Melville's Art of Democracy, Nancy Fredricks examines Melville's search for literary strategies compatible with egalitarian, democratic, and multicultural values. Fredricks argues that Melville's concern with the limits of representation is central both to his literary aesthetic and to his interest in exploring the "unrepresentedness" of marginalized social groups, including women, ethnic minorities, and the underclass. Through readings of Moby-Dick and Pierre, as well as some of Melville's short stories, the author traces the development of Melville's egalitarian aesthetic in relation to Kant's critique of fanaticism and theory of the sublime and contemporaneous developments in nineteenth-century American landscape painting, theater, and the philosophy of music
  • This challenging and timely study demonstrates that the problems Melville faced as a writer - the relationship between politics and aesthetics and the representation of the marginalized without appropriation - are similar to issues faced in the academy today
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fredricks, Nancy
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2388.P6
LC item number
F74 1995
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Melville, Herman
  • Melville, Herman
  • Melville, Herman
  • Melville, Herman
  • Politics and literature
  • Political fiction, American
  • Democracy in literature
  • Literature
  • Politique et littérature
  • Politique-fiction américaine
  • Démocratie dans la littérature
  • Democracy in literature
  • Political and social views
  • Political fiction, American
  • Politics and literature
  • Demokratie
  • United States
Label
Melville's art of democracy, Nancy Fredricks
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-152) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Art of Democracy. 2. Melville's Kant -- pt. 1. Reading Moby-Dick. 3. Artist of the Sublime. 4. The Limits of Typology. 5. Fanaticism -- pt. 2. Reading Pierre. 6. Portrait of the Enthusiast. 7. Isabel and the Valorization of Music. 8. The "Tinhorn" Rebellion. 9. Along Sublime Frontiers: A Woman's Story -- 10. Afterword
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 155 pages
Isbn
9780820316826
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94015272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30156345
  • (OCoLC)ocm30156345
Label
Melville's art of democracy, Nancy Fredricks
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 145-152) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Art of Democracy. 2. Melville's Kant -- pt. 1. Reading Moby-Dick. 3. Artist of the Sublime. 4. The Limits of Typology. 5. Fanaticism -- pt. 2. Reading Pierre. 6. Portrait of the Enthusiast. 7. Isabel and the Valorization of Music. 8. The "Tinhorn" Rebellion. 9. Along Sublime Frontiers: A Woman's Story -- 10. Afterword
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
ix, 155 pages
Isbn
9780820316826
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
94015272
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)30156345
  • (OCoLC)ocm30156345

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