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By Jason Frank,Shannon L. Mariotti,Kennan Ferguson,George Shulman,Susan J. McWilliams,Thomas Dumm,Sophia Mihic,Roger W. Hecht,Kevin Attell,Michael Jonik,Lawrie Balfour,Roger Berkowitz,Jennifer Culbert

ISBN-10: 081314387X

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Herman Melville is generally thought of to be one among America's maximum authors, and numerous literary theorists and critics have studied his existence and paintings. in spite of the fact that, political theorists have tended to prevent Melville, turning particularly to such contemporaries as Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau to appreciate the political considered the yank Renaissance. whereas Melville was once no longer an activist within the conventional feel and his philosophy is notoriously tricky to categorize, his paintings is however deeply political in its personal correct. As editor Jason Frank notes in his advent to A Political spouse to Herman Melville, Melville's writing "strikes a observe of dissonance within the pre-established harmonies of the yank political tradition."

This specific quantity explores Melville's politics via surveying the total variety of his paintings -- from Typee (1846) to the posthumously released Billy Budd (1924). The individuals provide historic context to Melville's writings and position him in dialog with political and theoretical debates, studying his dating to transcendentalism and modern continental philosophy and addressing his work's relevance to issues corresponding to nineteenth-century imperialism, twentieth-century felony thought, the anti-rent wars of the 1840s, and the civil rights circulate. From those analyses emerges a brand new and difficult portrait of Melville as a political philosopher of the 1st order, one who will determine his value not just for nineteenth-century American political inspiration but in addition for political conception extra broadly.

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