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By George Cotkin

Herman Melville's epic story of obsession has all of the components of a primary fee drama--fascinating characters in solitude and society, battles among strong and evil, an exhilarating chase to the death--and but its allusions, digressions, and sheer scope can end up formidable to even the main intrepid reader. George Cotkin's Dive Deeper offers either a advisor to the unconventional and a checklist of its surprising cultural educate. It provides easy-to-follow plot issues for every of the novel's a hundred thirty five sections sooner than taking on a salient word, photo, or notion in every one for extra exploration. via those forays, Cotkin strains the outstanding achieve of the radical, sighting the White Whale in mainstream and imprecise subcultures alike, from impressionist portray circles to political terrorist cells. In a full of life and fascinating sort, Dive Deeper immerses us into the depths of Melville's impression at the literature, movie, and paintings of our glossy international. Cotkin's playful wit and demanding precision stretch from Camus to Led Zeppelin, from Emerson to Bob Dylan, and produce to existence the terrors and wonders of what's arguably America's maximum novel.

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