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The Resource Chasing the white whale : the Moby-Dick marathon ; or, what Melville means today, by David Dowling, (electronic resource)

Chasing the white whale : the Moby-Dick marathon ; or, what Melville means today, by David Dowling, (electronic resource)

Label
Chasing the white whale : the Moby-Dick marathon ; or, what Melville means today
Title
Chasing the white whale
Title remainder
the Moby-Dick marathon ; or, what Melville means today
Statement of responsibility
by David Dowling
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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
  • "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
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dowling, David Oakey
Dewey number
813/.3
LC call number
PS2384.M62
LC item number
D69 2010
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Melville, Herman
  • Sea stories, American
  • Whaling in literature
  • Whales in literature
Label
Chasing the white whale : the Moby-Dick marathon ; or, what Melville means today, by David Dowling, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-236) and index
Contents
  • Shipping out -- That everlasting itch: the allure of whaling and marathon reading -- Queequeg's ink: the dilemma of reading the inscrutable -- Readers and crew -- Captain and mates: honored readers -- Harpooners and sailors: the unsung readers -- Twenty-five tumultuous hours -- Survival: enduring the sledge-hammering seas of the soul -- The breach: exulting in the whale
  • Shipping out -- That everlasting itch: the allure of whaling and marathon reading -- Queequeg's ink: the dilemma of reading the inscrutable -- Readers and crew -- Captain and mates: honored readers -- Harpooners and sailors: the unsung readers -- Twenty-five tumultuous hours -- Survival: enduring the sledge-hammering seas of the soul -- The breach: exulting in the whale
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000467599
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781587299063
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010010257
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000467599
Label
Chasing the white whale : the Moby-Dick marathon ; or, what Melville means today, by David Dowling, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
"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
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 213-236) and index
Contents
  • Shipping out -- That everlasting itch: the allure of whaling and marathon reading -- Queequeg's ink: the dilemma of reading the inscrutable -- Readers and crew -- Captain and mates: honored readers -- Harpooners and sailors: the unsung readers -- Twenty-five tumultuous hours -- Survival: enduring the sledge-hammering seas of the soul -- The breach: exulting in the whale
  • Shipping out -- That everlasting itch: the allure of whaling and marathon reading -- Queequeg's ink: the dilemma of reading the inscrutable -- Readers and crew -- Captain and mates: honored readers -- Harpooners and sailors: the unsung readers -- Twenty-five tumultuous hours -- Survival: enduring the sledge-hammering seas of the soul -- The breach: exulting in the whale
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000467599
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9781587299063
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2010010257
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000467599

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