Herman Melville: Stargazer
McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 1998 - 142 pages
Melville's passion for things astronomical is visible throughout his canon. Zimmerman places Melville's many astronomical citations within the thematic context of the works in which they appear and within the larger cultural and historical context of nineteenth-century studies. In addition he provides a comprehensive catalogue of every reference to astronomy, its practitioners, and related topics in Melville's works. Herman Melville: Stargazer will be of great interest to scholars and students of American literature as well as those interested in the relationship between science and literature.
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Table des matières
The Cosmic Drama of Mardi
Stars and Spiritual Navigation in Clarel
Astronomical Imagery and Symbolic
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Expressions et termes fréquents
Aldebaran allegory American angels appear Arcturus associated astronomy Babbalanja Billy Budd bright called celestial century chapter Christ Claggart Clarel cluster comet concerned constellations cosmic Cross divine earth eclipse edition equator eyes fact faith Figure final FISH heaven Herman Melville horizon human idea imagery instance knew knowledge later lectures letter light lines literary look Lost Mardi means Melville Melville's mentions meteors Milky Mitchel Moby-Dick moon moves natural navigational night North northern notes observations orbit Paradise passage perhaps planet plurality poem position references rising round sail sailor says scholars seems seen ship shows skies South Southern Cross space sphere spiritual starry stars stellar strange suggest symbolic Taji takes Taurus telescope tell things thoughts tion understanding universe worlds writings Yillah York zodiac