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Author Spanos, William V

Title The exceptionalist state and the state of exception : Herman Melville's Billy Budd, sailor / William V. Spanos

Publ Info Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011
 RWU Main Library  PS2384.B7 S55 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xvi, 210 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Rethinking theory
Rethinking theory (Baltimore, Md.)
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents The late Melville and his historical occasion: prolegomenon to a re-reading of Billy Budd, sailor -- The criticism of Billy Budd, sailor: a counter-history -- Billy Budd: a symptomatic reading -- American exceptionalism and the state of exception after 9/11/01: Melville's proleptic witness
LC subject Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Billy Budd
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Political and social views
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Knowledge -- History
Melville, Herman, 1819-1891 -- Knowledge -- United States
Imperialism in literature
National characteristics, American, in literature
Exceptionalism -- United States
Literature and history -- United States -- History -- 19th century
ISBN 9780801898495 (hardcover : alk. paper)
0801898498 (hardcover : alk. paper)