Chapter 12. Wicked Books: Melville and Religion

  1. Wyn Kelley
  1. Hilton Obenzinger

Published Online: 26 NOV 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470996782.ch12

A Companion to Herman Melville

A Companion to Herman Melville

How to Cite

Obenzinger, H. (2006) Wicked Books: Melville and Religion, in A Companion to Herman Melville (ed W. Kelley), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470996782.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 NOV 2007
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405122313

Online ISBN: 9780470996782

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Keywords:

  • religion;
  • religious turbulence;
  • speculative situations;
  • rationalism;
  • colonizing culture

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Typee: “Elasticity of Mind”

  • Moby-Dick: “Wicked Book”

  • Clarel: Jerusalem's “Blank, Blank Towers”

  • Coda: “To-and-Fro”