THE LITERARY INDEX

LITERARY CRITICISM AND ANALYSIS OF NOVELS AND POETRY

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Moby Dick
By Herman Melville

An academic article by R.K. Gupta of the Indian Institute of Technology exploring the influence of Schopenhauer's ideas and theories on this novel and Melville's intellectual relationship with the German philosopher.
An essay by Geraldine Murphy assessing interpretations of Melville's novel by F.O. Matthiessen and R.W.B. Lewis, with those of Richard Chase, from the perspective of liberalism in the postwar period.
An essay by Marc Schuster illustrating how a greater understanding of the dynamic between the principal characters can be gained through an appreciation of Melville's use of Hindu imagery, particularly the Trimurti.
In this essay Andrew Fieldsend of University of Western Ontario examines Melville's portrayal of the Pacific and how this effects the protagonist. With close readings.