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One Foot in the Finite: Melville's Realism Reclaimed

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2018.04.28 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews K. L. Evans, One Foot in the Finite: Melville's Realism Reclaimed, Northwestern University Press, 2018, 210pp., $34.95 (pbk.), ISBN 9780810136120. Reviewed by Gary Shapiro, University of Richmond Recently there has been an explosion of Anglophone philosophical interest in Herman Melville. The author of Moby Dick, or the Whale (1851) was neglected until the Melville renaissance that began among literary critics and historians in the 1920s and that has grown steadily since. However, it is only recently that those working in the analytical philosophical vein have turned their attention to the writer. Others writing in English with a more continental orientation have produced several monographs and essay collections in just the last three years or so. These studies were preceded some decades ago by a number of European thinkers, such as Gilles Deleuze, Jacques RanciƩre, and Giorgio Agamben. Evans's book should. . .

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