Monday, October 17, 2011

Optional reading: Defense of reading Moby-Dick at

You don't have to read this; I just added it in case you were interested.

Also of possible interest: the NPR informal roundtable on reading Moby-Dick, in which one segment compares Ahab to Bill Paxton in Twister:  . A sample:
I have to say, I really thought that Ahab and the whale were going to realize that they loved each other all along.

Linda: And then they'd kiss at the end.

Marc: They SORT of did that.

Linda: They were bound together.

Marc: "With this rope I thee GRRRRRK!"

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