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The Uneven Balance: Dialectical Terror in Moby-Dick

Paul hurh

in American Terror: The Feeling of Thinking in Edwards, Poe, and Melville

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780804791144
eISBN:
9780804794510
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804791144.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 19th Century Literature

This chapter argues that the terror of Moby-Dick dramatizes the logical paradoxes of a meta-dialectical method. It introduces a study of the influence of Melville’s close friend, George Adler, a ... More


England

in Culture and Management in the Americas

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804760140
eISBN:
9780804771146
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804760140.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Strategy

Despite being part of an island, England is not culturally insular. Christianity was always mostly a French concern, Institutional specificities, so different from those in Portugal, Spain, and ... More


“Without Trees, the Fire Will be Extinguished”: Reinventing Jewish Life in the Rural Sphere

in Beyond Expulsion: Jews, Christians, and Reformation Strasbourg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804774420
eISBN:
9780804779050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804774420.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

During the medieval period, Jews in the Holy Roman Empire primarily lived in urban communities in cities such as Strasbourg. When anti-Jewish sentiment intensified, however, urban Jews began to ... More


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