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Empire for Liberty: Melville and the Poetics of Individualism

Dimock, Wai Chee

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ISBN 10: 0691015090 / ISBN 13: 9780691015095
Published by Princeton University Press, U.S.A., 1991
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Book is in Good condition, with significant amounts of highlighting, underlining, and annotations to text. Binding is tight, covers are clean, with the exception of some light shelf wear to corners and edges, and a slight bend from use. Overall a readable and affordable copy!. Bookseller Inventory # xp6-14d

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Title: Empire for Liberty: Melville and the Poetics...

Publisher: Princeton University Press, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1991

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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Wai Chee Dimock approaches Herman Melville not as a timeless genius, but as a historical figure caught in the politics of an imperial nation and an "imperial self." She challenges our customary view by demonstrating a link between the individualism that enabled Melville to write as a sovereign author and the nationalism that allowed America to grow into what Jefferson hoped would be an "empire for liberty."

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"Empire for Liberty is one of the most important studies of Melville to appear in many years and it sets the terms for critical debate about his work for many years ahead."--Richard Poirier, Editor, Raritan Quarterly

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