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Whole Oceans Away: Melville and the Pacific

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Essays on Melville and the culture of the Pacific "Like the young Melville, those who imagine Polynesia from the perspective of Europe or North America tend to envision a tropical garden set in a shining sea. But the Pacific experienced by a runaway American sailor in an earlier century presents a different picture, and the Pacifi c experienced by indigenous peoples of today a different one yet." -- from the Introduction Herman Melville had a lifelong fascination with the Pacific and with the diverse island cultures ...

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Whole Oceans Away: Melville and the Pacific
2014, Kent State University Press

ISBN-13: 9781631010163

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Whole Oceans Away: Melville and the Pacific
2008, Kent State University Press

ISBN-13: 9780873388931

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