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Event Series Event Series: Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

Moby-Dick by Herman Melville

September 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

featuring Philip F. Gura, William S. Newman Distinguished Professor of English and Comparative Literature


The greatest unread novel in the English language

One of the strangest and most wonderful books in the world…the greatest book of the sea ever written. D.H. Lawrence

Subversive, queer, and terrifyingly relevant, Moby-Dick is the novel for our times….Not only is it very funny and very subversive, but it maps out the modern world as if Melville had lived his life in the future and was only waiting for us to catch up. The Guardian

More than just a novel of adventure, more than an encyclopedia of whaling lore and legend, Moby-Dick is a haunting, mesmerizing, and important social commentary populated with several of the most unforgettable and enduring characters in literature. Penguin Random House

Moby-Dick is a tragic, comic, eccentric and electrifying attempt to come to terms with the riddle of existence; to heal the Cartesian splitting of mind from body; to engage with the whole history of ideas and socio-political forms. The Conversation

I have written a blasphemous book, and I feel as spotless as the lamb. Herman Melville


Meeting Date: Wednesdays, September 8, 15, and 22

Cost: $50, includes a copy of the book shipped to your home

Register online or call 919.962.1544


September 22, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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