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(Melville and the politics of identity: From *King Lear* to *Moby-Dick*.pdf) i Melville and the Politics of Identity i explores the ideological transaction between Shakespeare s most philosophically political play and America s most philosophically political novel Julian Markel takes as his point of departure the scholarly tradition that sees in i King Lear i a dramatization of the transition from feudal to bourgeois culture He shows how Melville takes up the ideological unfinished business of Shakespeare s play to dramatize in i Moby Dick i a distinctive American tension between private and competition and mutual responsibility within bourgeois individualism Tracing the ideological conflicts encompassed by i Moby Dick i to their analogs in the theories of Hooker Hobbes and Locke Markels argues that Melville s novel articulates the unique aspirations and underlying fears of American culture at a commanding moment of national self awareness br p Markel s work will be of interest to students of intellectual history American studies and philosophical anthropology as well as literary critics pDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Melville and the politics of identity: From *King Lear* to *Moby-Dick* books for multiple devices.