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'Dead letters! … Dead men?': the rhetoric of the office in Melville’s ‘Bartleby, the scrivener’ (2000)
Journal Article
Thompson, G. (2000). 'Dead letters! … Dead men?': the rhetoric of the office in Melville’s ‘Bartleby, the scrivener’. Journal of American Studies, 34(3), doi:10.1017/S0021875851006449

Although a good deal of recent critical attention to Melville's writing has followed the lead of Robert K. Martin in addressing the issue of sexuality, the predominant themes in discussions of “Bartleby” remain changes in the nature of the workplace... Read More