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
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 and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
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
000045440804
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 242 p.
Isbn
9781587299063
Lccn
2010010257
Other physical details
ill.
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b26066658
System control number
  • (OCoLC)580105131
  • ebl1587299062

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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