"Ahab and Abraham; Whales and Sons"

Johnston, Daniel W. (2012) "Ahab and Abraham; Whales and Sons". [Essay or Creative Nonfiction]

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      Abstract

      Separated more by space than by time or breadth of idea, Herman Melville and Søren Kierkegaard worked on opposite ends of the earth. It was the brilliance of both, and their addition to the philosophic, literary, and artistic consciousness of their own and subsequent generations that made them stand out among their age. Though the men grew up in vastly different circumstances and locations, the metaphysical, ethical, and epistemological parallels between them can be seen throughout their bodies of work, most clearly in Melville’s landmark Moby Dick, and Kierkegaard’s Fear and Trembling (written under the penname Johannes de silentio).

      Item Type: Essay or Creative Nonfiction
      Created by Student or Faculty: Student
      Additional Information: Winner of a Fort Lewis College Writing Award
      Subjects: School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences > English
      School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences > Writing Program
      Depositing User: Marie-Elise Wheatwind
      Date Deposited: 23 Apr 2012 21:01
      Last Modified: 23 Apr 2012 21:04
      URI: http://eprints.fortlewis.edu/id/eprint/53


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