Moby Dick (Paperback)

By Herman Melville, Enrique Pezzoni (Translator)

Debolsillo, 9788499086552, 679pp.

Publication Date: April 2, 2014

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Description

Moby Dick, la novela que William Faulkner hubiera querido escribir, ha
alcanzado el reconocimiento y el elogio constante que merece una
construccion narrativa impecable. La lucha del capitan Ahab, su terrible
obsesion y la mitica persecucion de la enorme ballena han traspasado
fronteras, consiguiendo asi la indiscutible categoria de obra maestra de
la literatura universal.
-Moby Dick es el paradigma novelistico de lo sublime: un logro fuera de
lo comun.-
HAROLD BLOOM ENGLISH DESCRIPTION With an Introduction and Notes by David Herd. Lecturer in English and American Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury Moby-Dick is the story of Captain Ahab's quest to avenge the whale that 'reaped' his leg. The quest is an obsession and the novel is a diabolical study of how a man becomes a fanatic. But it is also a hymn to democracy. Bent as the crew is on Ahab's appalling crusade, it is equally the image of a co-operative community at work: all hands dependent on all hands, each individual responsible for the security of each. Among the crew is Ishmael, the novel's narrator, ordinary sailor, and extraordinary reader. Digressive, allusive, vulgar, transcendent, the story Ishmael tells is above all an education: in the practice of whaling, in the art of writing.


About the Author

Herman Melville(Nueva York, 1819-1891) ha sido considerado por los estudiosos y la critica como uno de los autores mas importantes de la literatura universal. Escritor de fino instinto y sorpresas constantes en cada pagina, su capacidad narratica y la profundidad psicologica de sus personajes hacen de el un escritor imprescindible, un clasico que, pese al paso del tiempo, sigue manteniendo la frescura, la lucidez y la calidad literaria que han seducido a generaciones de lectores."
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