By William V. Spanos
Combining Heideggerian ontology with a sociopolitical viewpoint derived basically from Foucault, the interpreting of Moby-Dick that varieties the guts of this booklet demonstrates that the normal identity of Melville’s novel as a "romance" renders it complicitous within the discourse of the chilly conflict. even as, Spanos exhibits how New Americanist feedback overlooks the measure to which Moby-Dick anticipates not just America’s self-representation because the savior of the realm opposed to communism, but additionally the emergent postmodern and anti-imperial discourse deployed opposed to such a picture. Spanos’s critique unearths the extreme relevance of Melville’s novel as a post-Cold struggle textual content, foreshadowing not just the self-destructive finish of the ancient formation of the yank cultural identification within the genocidal attack on Vietnam, but in addition the reactionary labeling of the present period as "the finish of history."
This provocative and hard research provides not just a brand new view of the improvement of literary heritage within the usa, yet a devastating critique of the family tree of ideology within the American cultural establishment.
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The Errant Art of Moby-Dick: The Canon, the Cold War, and the Struggle for American Studies (New Americanists) by William V. Spanos