[Quick Pick] Chasing the White Whale : the Moby-Dick Marathon ; or, What Melville Means Today by David Dowling
The nonstop reading of Melville's titanic epic, Moby Dick, in the setting of New Bedford's Whaling Museum has inspired 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.
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