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

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

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
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.3
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS2384.M62
LC item number
D69 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Chasing the white whale : the Moby-Dick marathon ; or, what Melville means today, by David Dowling
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocn699513572
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (viii, 242 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781587299407
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35716472
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)699513572
  • pebcs1587299402

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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