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    Płynność i egzystencja. Doświadczenie lądu i morza a egzystencjalizm Hermana Melville’

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    Liquidity and Existence: The Experience of the Land and the Sea in Herman Melville’s Thought Liquidity and solidity, the human and the inhuman, existence and experience, philosophy and literature – these are the key concepts of the present reflections. In its most general dimension, this study aims at a revision of Herman Melville’s oeuvre in an alternative perspective from those adopted by scholars representing traditional (canonical) critical approaches. In this book, I endeavor to show Melville not only (and certainly not exclusively) as a romantic writer, but as a 19th century thinker, who evolved a unique philosophy of existence, communicable through the language of romantic literature, thus presenting him not as an author of “creative fiction,” but as a philosopher rooted in the climate of his epoch and striving to discover and communicate the truth of the world and of the human within it.

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    Title : Płynność i egzystencja. Doświadczenie lądu i morza a egzystencjalizm Hermana Melville’
    Author(s) : Paweł K. Jędrzejko
    Abstract : Liquidity and Existence: The Experience of the Land and the Sea in Herman Melville’s Thought Liquidity and solidity, the human and the inhuman, existence and experience, philosophy and literature – these are the key concepts of the present reflections. In its most general dimension, this study aims at a revision of Herman Melville’s oeuvre in an alternative perspective from those adopted by scholars representing traditional (canonical) critical approaches. In this book, I endeavor to show Melville not only (and certainly not exclusively) as a romantic writer, but as a 19th century thinker, who evolved a unique philosophy of existence, communicable through the language of romantic literature, thus presenting him not as an author of “creative fiction,” but as a philosopher rooted in the climate of his epoch and striving to discover and communicate the truth of the world and of the human within it.
    Keywords : Herman Melville, Existentialism, American Renaissance, Literature as Philosophy, anti-Transcendentalism, Moby-Dick, Redburn, White-Jacket, Typee, Omoo, Mardi, poetry

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    Area : Literature
    Language : English
    Affiliations Department of American and Canadian Studies of the Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
    Url : http://www.researchgate.net/publication/258423837_Pynno_i_egzystencja._Dowiadczenie_ldu_i_morza_a_egzystencjalizm_Hermana_Melvillea?ev=prf_pub
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