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#TCMoby, Week Eighteen: The Conclusion of MOBY-DICK

This is it, #TCMoby crew–the conclusion to our Moby-Dick read-along. It’s been a whale of a summer–thanks for sticking to it!

Let’s get straight to it: the ending. 347 more words

21st Century Literature

Would to God these blessed calms would last. But the mingled, mingling threads of life are woven by warp and woof: calms crossed by storms, a storm for every calm.


Quotable Melville

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Herman Melville, on the Sisyphean task of novel writing:

“….God keep me from ever completing anything. This whole book is but a draught- nay, but a draught of a draught. 25 more words


A Review of Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" (Originally posted June 15, 2014)

I just finished this book at 11:00 PM and I’m really tired. But I can’t go to bed until this face mask dries. I don’t know how intelligent this will sound, but here I go. 307 more words

In this world, shipmates

“In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without a passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.”
— Herman Melville, Moby Dick


Damn me, but all things are queer

Damn me, but all things are queer, come to think of ‘em. But that’s against my principles. Think not, is my eleventh commandment; and sleep when you can, is my twelfth.
— Herman Melville, Moby Dick