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A monster of a book: ‘Moby Dick’ by Herman Melville (1851)

I first tried reading ‘Moby Dick’ as an undergraduate student.  The iconic opening sentence, ‘Call me Ishmael’, worked its magic, but things swiftly went downhill.  I may have been feeling particularly touchy that day; it must be confessed that I … Continue reading

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