Chasing the White Whale

Chasing the White Whale

The Moby-Dick Marathon ; Or, What Melville Means Today

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"The nonstop reading of Melville's titanic epic 'Moby Dick' in the setting of New Bedford's Whaling Museum has inspire[d] this fresh look at the novel in light of its most devoted followers. With some trepidation, David Dowling joined the ranks of the Melvillians to participate in the event for the full twenty-five hours. He survived to [tell] the tale of the voyage to the marathon reading that organizes his critical analysis of the novel from its romantic departure to its sledgehammering seas, detailing the culture of the top brass to the common crew and scrutinizing the inscrutable in and through Melville's great novel"--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: University of Iowa Press, Iowa City :2010
ISBN: 9781587299407
Branch Call Number: REM
Characteristics: 1 online resource (viii, 242 pages) : illustrations


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