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The Resource Melville and repose : the rhetoric of humor in the American Renaissance, John Bryant

Melville and repose : the rhetoric of humor in the American Renaissance, John Bryant

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Melville and repose : the rhetoric of humor in the American Renaissance
Title
Melville and repose
Title remainder
the rhetoric of humor in the American Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
John Bryant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bryant's book is a strong and significant argument for the centrality of humour in Melville's novels. The purpose of Melville and Repose is dual: to ground the uses of humour in Melville in sensitive readings of contemporaneous European and American writings, and to offer a definitive account of humour as the shaping force of Melville's narrative voice for the duration of his literary career. Bryant argues that Melville fused a "rhetoric of geniality" adopted from the British with a "rhetoric of deceit" borrowed from the American tall tale in order to create his own amiably cosmopolitan "rhetoric of aesthetic repose." Thorough research, an engaging style, and full, scholarly readings of the oeuvre combine to make this book a welcome addition to the libraries of Melville scholars and enthusiasts
Cataloging source
MT4IT
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bryant, John
Dewey number
813/.3
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2388.S2
LC item number
B79 1993eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Melville, Herman
  • American literature
  • Humorous stories, American
  • English language
  • Comic, The, in literature
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Melville, Herman
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • Comic, The, in literature
  • English language
  • Humorous stories, American
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • United States
  • Humor (grappigheden)
Label
Melville and repose : the rhetoric of humor in the American Renaissance, John Bryant
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-297) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A great intellect in repose -- America's repose -- The example of Irving -- Playing along : American and the rhetoric of deceit -- E.A. Poe and T.B. Thorpe : two models for deceit -- The genial misanthrope : Melville and the cosmopolitan ideal -- The anxieties of humor -- Typee in manuscript -- Tommo's rhetoric of deceit -- Ishmael : sounding the repose of If -- Ahab : personifying the impersonal -- Melville's comedy of doubt -- Comic debates : the use of cosmopolite
Control code
252591019
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 312 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280526398
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252591019
Label
Melville and repose : the rhetoric of humor in the American Renaissance, John Bryant
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 269-297) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
other
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A great intellect in repose -- America's repose -- The example of Irving -- Playing along : American and the rhetoric of deceit -- E.A. Poe and T.B. Thorpe : two models for deceit -- The genial misanthrope : Melville and the cosmopolitan ideal -- The anxieties of humor -- Typee in manuscript -- Tommo's rhetoric of deceit -- Ishmael : sounding the repose of If -- Ahab : personifying the impersonal -- Melville's comedy of doubt -- Comic debates : the use of cosmopolite
Control code
252591019
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 312 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781280526398
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)252591019

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