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The Silence of Bartleby

McCall, Dan

Published by Cornell University Press
ISBN 10: 0801495938 / ISBN 13: 9780801495939
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Title: The Silence of Bartleby

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: New


Num Pages: 240 pages, black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 2ABM; DSBF; DSK. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 216 x 140 x 15. Weight in Grams: 314. . 1989. 1st Edition. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780801495939

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Synopsis: In The Silence of Bartleby, Dan McCall proposes a new reading of Herman Melville's classic short tale "Bartleby, The Scrivener." McCall discuss in detail how "Bartleby has been read in the last half-century by practitioners of widely used critical methodologies?including source-study, psychoanalytic interpretation, and Marxist analysis. He argues that in these elaborate readings of the tale, the text itself may be lost, for critics frequently seem to be more interested in their own concerns than in Melville's. Efforts to enrich "Bartleby" may actually impoverish it, preventing us from experiencing the sense of wonder and pain that the story provides.McCall combines close readings of Melville's tale with a lively analysis of over four decades of commentary, and he includes the complete text of story itself as an appendix, encouraging us to read the story on its own terms.

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