Similarly, the all-day sessions in which Melville composed a sizable portion of Moby-Dick
could have contributed to mental strain as well as to the eye strain that made him uncomfortable reading anything not in large type.
Near the beginning, the FBI agent played by Chris Isaak stands in a trailer park, his feet on wet grounds, trenchcoat on his shoulders, mountains in the background: a last moment of contemplation and puzzlement before he disappears from the film like Bulkington from Moby-Dick
In November 1820, the Essex, believed to be the inspiration for Melville's Moby-Dick
, had the distinction of being attacked not once but twice by a vengeful whale thousands of miles from the South American coast.
By the time of Moby-Dick
(1851), Melville transforms this effort into an epic quest to decipher surface complexities in order to reveal interior secrets--an ironic and ultimately tragic belief that the phenomenological can guide us directly to the ontological.
Coverage includes (for example) the novels Moby-Dick
(Melville) and Uncle Tom's Cabin (Stowe) as well as Walt Whitman's "Song of Myself" and essays by Ralph Waldo Emerson.
And that is only the beginning of the novel, which, like Moby-Dick
, is probably twice as long as it needs to be.
Obsessive-compulsive disorder in Moby-Dick
, l'Assommoir, and Buddenbrooks; interpreting novels through psychological categories.
Taking an historical approach they go back in time to Aristotelian and medieval cosmology, then on to the Elizabethan commonplaces, the seventeenth century and the world's decay, the impact of Newton, the views of the Romantics, the American reaction to science in the form of Moby-Dick
and then back to England to witness the rise of the gothic, and thence the rise of science fiction in all its forms.
Commissioned by the Dallas Opera to commemorate their inaugural season at the new Winspear Opera House, Moby-Dick
promises, like Heggie's earlier opera Dead Man Walking, to remain a staple of the modern repertory, and this video makes it easy to understand why.
to Finnegans Wake; essays in close reading.
Cotkin, whose academic field is twentieth-century intellectual history with an emphasis in existentialism, arranges his study according to the chapters of Moby-Dick
White Whale Ale is "infused with the seafaring spirit of Moby-Dick