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The Art of Memoir eI do not need twenty pages about how to properly coil a harpoon line I can see why most people don t make it through this book without judicious skimmingStill I feel like I accomplished something and that I can now nod sagely the next time someone makes an obliue reference to Captain Ahab mentions the Peuod or refers to something as that person s Great White And chances are they skimmed than I did anyway Where the White Whale yo Ah my first DBR And possibly my last as this could be a complete shit show Approaching a review of Moby Dick in a state of sobriety just wasn t cutting it though So let s raise our glasses to Option B yeahI fucking love this book It took meight hundred years to read it but it was so so worth it Melville s writing is impeccable The parallels he draws The Day Christ Was Born: The True Account of the First 24 Hours of Jesus's Life even when he s seemingly pulling them out of his ass which I swear to God he s doing because who can find this many parallels to draw when talking about a whale are just perfect H I re read Moby Dick following my research trips to the whaling museums of New Bedford and Nantucket whaling museums The particulardition I read from University of California Press is HIGHLY recommended as the typeface is xtremely agreeable to the yes and the illustrations are subtle and instructive without ver interfering or drawing attention away from the story Perhaps that s where the latent interest grew deep in my soul as regards the whaling museums and since life offered me recently the opportunity to see and njoy both I grabbed at the chance and am so glad to have done so This reading of Melville is so much interesting having now a lot background on the various factors social PostgreSQL Server Programming - Second Edition economic and physical that informed the writing and structure of the storyMany modern readers have been turned off of the unabridged Moby Dick due to the many chapters of background information that Ishmael feels compelled to pass us about whales and whaling I can understand that some folks want to get on with the story and don t want to have all this detail Personally the whole book seems so much real to me now When I try to imagine the life of the 21 28 people on a 3 5 year whaling mission with a back breaking job punctuated with long periods of boredom and intense periods of turmoil whether from ocean storms or from the hunt andnsuing processing of blubber I can appreciate how the story moves at its own pace and during those long hours at sea while the sailors are working on their scrimshaw or scanning the horizon for spouts that Ishmael is in his cabin writing all this detail down about this job that he is so incredibly proud of If you remove this description it removes much of the texture of the book and reduces it to an adventure story rather than a universal chez d oeuvreSeveral moments merit mention Father Mapples sermon on Jonah Chapter 9 which sets the tone for most of the book the speech of Ahab in recruiting his crew into his diabolical mission against Moby Dick Chapter 36 and the heart breaking acuiescence of Starbuck and my favorite part so far The Grand Armada Chapter 89 The description of the whale nursery with the mothers and children looking up through the water at their hunters was spectacular writing and makes one dream of being out there in one of those flimsy boats to see itThe writing is by turns ironic serious violent and tender On one hand is the famous Shark Massacre Chapter 66 where Melville weaves in an image of the sharks actually Integrity Restored: Helping Catholic Families Win the Battle Against Pornography eating themselves in their frenzy amazing realism andxceedingly violent On the other hand the cleverness of Stubb as he manages to steal the sick whale with the ambergris away from the hapless French captain of the Rose Bud Chapter 91 was hilarious and I laughed out loud Even the seemingly dry description chapters often have some high degree of tongue in cheek such as the suggestion that the Kings and ueens were all coronated in whale oil Chapter 25 All of these add a certain uniue texture to Moby Dick and seem to me indispensable to the overall majesty of the bookIt was a breathless The Taste of Night (Signs of the Zodiac, ending as one wouldxpect but there was also a feeling of anti climax I think that despite the xcitement of the chase and the apocalyptic nding I njoyed the build up of the suspense all during the book to the nd There was a bit of sentimentality towards the The Road From Home: The Story Of An Armenian Girl end that was not really present during the rest of the textalmost as if Melville was impatient to get to thend to get the Exile and Pilgrim end of Ahab out of his system or something And the whirlpool that swallowsverything but Ishmael is a bit supernatural which shocks after having such vivid realism for the previous 550 pages It was also strange that after occupying such a central and tender role for Ishmael through the first 100 200 pages of the book ueeueg just disappears from the action And how is it that as a green hand Ishmael suddenly replaces Fedallah in Ahab s boat That seems like a bit of a stretch to me But then I am nit picking on one of the greatest literary masterpieces of all time and that probably sounds ridiculous and pretentious perhapsWhat I loved about this book the atmosphere the xcruciating detail the variety of dialogsyou feel like you are also on the deck of The Peuod When Starbuck Peuod when Starbuck Ahab converseok that reminds me of another thing I found annoying Albeit the last solilouy of Ahab is one of the best in Moby Dick it seems almost out of character for him the whole book he is this dark moody almost one dimensional character and suddenly we seem him shedding a tear and opening his heart to the one that nearly shot him the First Mate Starbuck Perhaps I am too influenced by television but it seems a bit incongruent this time aroundOne aspect that just stuck out for me this time around was the latent homosexuality of the narrator Ishmael Besides the obvious coziness between him and ueeueg the description of his hands deep in spermaceti sueezing pieces of oil but also friends of other sailors performing the same task seemed highly sexualized to me I really hadn t thought about this aspect of Melville at all and upon doing a bit of research learned that he and Nathaniel Hawthorne of Scarlet Letter fame and to whom Moby Dick is dedicated may have been lovers Here is a letter from Melville to Hawthorne It doesn t actually change my perception or understanding of the book it is just a curious aspect that added a certain depth or texture to some of the passages such as the one I citedThere is definitely something universal about this story where Ahab clearly feels above morality and is brutally crushed by his pride The sad thing is that the ntire crew pays the ultimate price for their adherence to his obsession The last two ncounters that are described with other boats are masterful the contrast with the wild abandon of the Bachelor and the rejection of the forlorn Rachel were both perfect set up for the final acts of this tragedyI ll put this aside for now and come back to it in a few years If this inspired you to reread this masterpiece please let me know in the commentsand if I have any further thoughts I ll be sure to share them here my mateysThis is still one of my favorite books but I also read Bartleby the Scrivener The Confidence Man and Billy Budd from Melville which were so great Need to re read this one yet again And please don t bother with the unabridged version go for the whole whaleNeed to reread this againFor my French speaking readers there was a recording at Maison de la Radio in Paris which will be broadcast on France Culture on 27 October 2019 where a translated abbreviated version of this masterpiece was put to music Although I have an issue with appel moi Ishmael not being the opening line the production was fantastic and the music was uite moving despite occasionally drowning out the voices of the actors LISA Dad you can t take revenge on an animal That s the whole point of Moby DickHOMER Oh Lisa the point of Moby Dick is be yourself The Simpsons Season 15 Episode 5 The Fat and the Furriest Ahoy Matey Thar be spoilers aheadThere there Stop your crying You didn t like Herman Melville s Moby Dick You didn t ven finish it I m here to tell you that s okay You re still a good person You will still be invited to Thanksgiving dinner You won t be arrested incarcerated or xiled You will not be shunned xcept by English majors they will shun you Your family and friends will still love you or at least stand you Your dog will still be loyal your cat though will remain indifferent Moby Dick can be a humbling xperience Even if you get through it you may be desperately asking yourself things like why didn t I like this or am things like why didn t I like this or am totally missing something or how long have I been sleeping See Moby Dick is the most famous novel in American history It might be the great American novel But in many ways it s like 3 D movies or Mount Rush it s tough to figure out why it s such a big deal I suppose any discussion about Moby Dick must start with thematic considerations It is after all classic literature and must be xperienced on multiple levels if at all So what s the point of Moby Dick Is it about obsession The things that drive ach of us in our ambitions whether they be wealth hate prejudice or love Is it a deconstruction of Puritan culture in colonial America Is it a Joseph Campbell style hero s Journey Is It A Good Is it a good yarn of men against the sea Is it all of these thingsPerhapsIs it a colossal boreDecidedly Now I hate to use that word the b word Boring It means so little It means nothing It is the ultimate grade school criticism subjective vague and xpressing annoyance at having been forced to Cardiovascular Pet: Current Concepts experience the thing at all To say something is boring implies that nothing happens when in fact something is always happening Whether or not that happening isxciting is another uestion Having said all that I found Moby Dick boring in the purest sense of the word On just about very page I felt a distinct lack of interest And this is not a response to the subject matter I love sea stories I njoyed Nathaniel Philbrick s In the Heart of the Sea and Steven Spielberg s adaptation of Jaws Normally a novel about an obsessed man trying to harpoon a terrifying monster would be right in my wheelhouse What was the problem More specifically what was my problem Because despite what I say most people are going to blame me rather than Melville It all comes down to density I ve never actually harpooned a whale or anything for that matter but I can only assume that it is slightly A Companion to Peter Martyr Vermigli easier than finishing this turgid mammoth work of literature I found it almost impenetrable Like reading Hawthornexcept it doesn t The Best Four Years: How to Survive and Thrive in College (and Life) endver I tried reading it three different times and failed In a meta turn of vents the novel became like my white whale lusive and cagey an arch opponent I would get through the first few chapters all right The dinner at the Spouter Inn The homo The Time of the Hunters Moon erotically charged night two men share in bed Melville sxuisitely detailed description of his breakfast companions You could plainly tell how long ach one had been ashore This young fellow s healthy cheek is like a sun toasted pear in hue and would seem to smell almost as musky he cannot have been three days landed from his Indian voyage That man next to him looks a few shades lighter you might say a touch of satin wood is in him In the complexion of a third still lingers a tropic yawn but slightly bleached withal he doubtless has tarried whole weeks ashore But who could show a cheek like ueeueg which barred with various tints seemed like the Andes western slope to show forth in one array contrasting climates zone by zone Somewhere in the neighborhood of the fortieth page when Father Mapple starts to give his sermon I d start to get a little restless A few pages into his fire and brimstone screed my mind would wander By the nd of the chapte. Synonymes de Moby Dans Moby Dick le symbolisme st trs prsentMelville s'est inspir de la Bible pour crer ses personnages principaux ce ui accentue le thme principal de l'œuvre la lutte du Bien contre le MalLe mal tant reprsent par Moby dick le cachalot ui a pris la Moby Dick or The Whale YouTube Enjoy the videos and music you love upload original content and share it all with friends family and the world on YouTube Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville Moby Dick; or The Whale Note There is no txt file you'll have to get the zip An improved version is available at See also and a computer generated audio file Etext Language English LoC Class PS Language and Literatures American and Canadian literature Subject Whaling Fiction Subject Sea stories Subject Moby Dick; Or the Whale by Herman Melville The Project Gutenberg EBook of Moby Dick; or The Whale by Herman Melville This Book is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever You may copy it give it away or re use it under the terms of the Project Gutenberg License included with this Book or online at wwwgutenbergorg Title Moby Dick; or The Whale Author Herman Melville Release Date Moby Dick; or The Whale | Herman Melville Moby Dick; or The Whale I begyndte Herman Melville s smt at arbejde p den roman der skulle nde som Moby Dick og som skulle vise sig at blive Stepdog en af de mest ambitise og komplekse romaner skrevet afn amerikansk forfatterRomanen var med Melvilles gne ord oprindeligt udtnkt til blot at vre ”a romance of adventure founded upon certain wild legends in the Southern Sperm The Real Moby Dick Was So Much Worse YouTube Start listening with a day Audible trial Get audiobook and unlimited Audible Original monthly downloads absolutely free Visit Moby Dick or the Whale uotes by Herman Melville ― Herman Melville Moby Dick or the Whale tags fear mortality likes Like “Top heavy was the ship as a dinnerless student with all Aristotle in his head” ― Melville Moby Dick or the Whale likes Like “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?. ,


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So I just finished it a couple of days ago and pretty much verything lse pales in comparison About three hundred pages in it was already in my top ten favorite novels of all time and it didn t disappoint muchas I continued reading I actually deliberately drew out getting to the nding so I could savor the last few hundred pages or so Damn What a doozy What can really be said about this book which hasn t been said beforeA couple of major points that bear mentioning It s dense The language is deeply referential complex allusive and ncyclopedic poetic in almost an archaic way You have to slow down a bit and reread the sentences in order to get their maximum impact You can read it it just means that if you really want to get the full xperience you should kick the can slowly down the roadI d heard about the whaling chapters getting tedious and academic and to a good degree they are but honestly I didn t find that form of density that bad a reading Bill Veeck's Crosstown Classic (Chicago Shorts) experience Melville s pretty good at keeping that part of the writing suitably compelling and informativeven if you re not terribly interested in the digressions into the specific subject matter It s funny there s a sort of slapstick humor in places some rough and curt observations and one liners Ishmael to the Antarctica extent that he is in fact the narrator of a cypher really as things wear on is a picaresue for sure I found him charming somewhat goofy adventuresome good natured and rather high spirited which was a bit of a surprise I liked him uite a bit I also noticed part of the way through that he doesn t actually say his name is Ishmael he merely suggests or demands that you call him by that name Interesting no And there s some back story on him but really not very much You draw some inferences by his speech and his circumstances and his range of references but like I said he s or lessphemeral It s gay Not in that annoying overly politicized kind of reading but there is a strong rather overt current of homosexualuhtension preoccupation Interest I d heard some sarcastic remarks before about the kind of interaction between Ishmael and ueeueg in the beginning when they meet by accident in a room at an inn but I was struck by how sort of undisguised it was I have no issue or particular disapproval with it morally or whatever it was just surprising how unexplained and irreducible the homoerotic overtones were There s an Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists as Political Activists in 1930s America entire chapter much later on which can in all honesty be referred to as a kind of circle jerk I m not kidding Andrew Delbanco in his brilliant andlouent biography uotes one of Melville s critics on this particular point It s not hyperbole O and for what it s worth there are no women whatsoever Not ven as cameos at least that I noticed It s a bit of a shame actually since this would have been interesting But yeah not a woman in sight occasionally the family of one character or another might be mentioned but nobody makes a flesh and blood appearance It s postmodern as all hell The references to xternal texts are heavy complex and do create a sort of meta reading Cartesian Questions: Method and Metaphysics experience of its own Ishmael is a sort of neo Platonist it s true and this is represented at various points But nothing in this book is left to cool for very long part of the tale involves his deep reckoning with that very philosophy as applied to the perils and concrete realities of the world asxperienced in an veryday way The awareness on the part of Ishmael and Melville himself on that in a moment of his predecessors literary and historical is profound and constantly at play Melville has a very interesting and difficult balancing act in terms of the narrative voice Ishmael is the host for about a third or and then it sort of becomes an invisible Melvillean voice leading you along Not to mention the deepening presence of Ahab as the story starts to heat up He definitely becomes the central voice for much of the narrative and textual fabric of the story And then there s uite a few xtremely de centered Joycean passages where you aren t xactly sure what is real and what is taking place in a kind of polyphonic nsemble of dislocated or less decontextualized voices yammering on about god knows what And then there s the profound unsettling meditation on the very whiteness of the whale itself It s American all right I wouldn t necessarily want to pin the Great American Novel medal on it much as I loved it I m not convinced that there is or can be such a thing It is ssentially an American novel though and so much of our national identity is contained herein There s the concern for the veryman the relentless obsession with personal freedom and individuality the drive for conomic power and mercantile processes the sort of omniscient Darwinism that pervades the ostensibly democratic structures and mercantile processes the sort of omniscient Darwinism that pervades the ostensibly democratic structures and of the participants I know Ahab s autocratic that could hardly be in doubt but he s not the only one giving orders ven if he s the top dog There s a really deep sense of raw nature as an all against all on the boat itself besides the fact that they are in direct competition with other ships for a possibly very lucrative and by no means guaranteed payday There s some very interesting and complicated racial dynamics and the almost unconscious tacit acceptance of charisma as the main selling point for political power The religious overtones are heavy and loaded in all possible meanings of the term though as Harold Bloom is wont to say America or Ishmael or Ahab or the narrator Melville himself as he appears perhaps separately from the author ness is very much like the Peuod obsessed with religion Confession even thinks its religious though it is not itself a religious country And if there s any religion as a guiding light it s decidedly of the Old Testament kind The god of Moby Dick ain t handing out any loaves and fishes that s for sure Ahab s Ahab He wasverything I thought he d be and I was actually impressed by what a complex character he turned out to be I knew he d be monomaniacal but there s some very interesting tender moments he has both alone and with others which I was not xpecting It sgaspShakespearean You know how Shakespeare s language has that same rich density that chiming music of cognition where the metaphors stream by like scales of notes as the characters solilouize themselves into being Yeah It s got that And there s ven as the story continues uite a few stage directions to boot Melville had freshly discovered Shakespeare right around the time he d begun work on it and it showsA friend of mine had read it recently and we agreed that Moby Dick sort of makes it so that you almost can t really read any novels after it In its wake if you will I personally am still feeling the reverberations It s like an atom bomb for your brain If that s the kind of thing you think you might njoy by all means please do give it a whirl I was that precocious brat who first read the whale sue sized Moby Dick at the age of nine Why I had my reasons and they were twofold 1 I was in the middle of my I love Jacues Cousteau phase and this book had a picture of a whale on the cover2 It was on the bookshelf juuuuust above my reach and so obviously it was good because it was clearly meant to be not for little kids and that made my little but bloated Curators of the Buddha ego very happy So in retrospect were War and Peace and Le P re Goriot and The Great Gatsby In retrospect there may have been an underlying pattern behind my childhood reading choices From what I remember I read this book as a sort ofncyclopedia a bunch of short articles about whaling and whale taxonomy and many ways to skin a whale and occasional interruptions from little bits of what as I now see it was the plot It was confusing and yet informative like life itself is to nine year oldsWhat do I think about it now having aged a couple of decades Well now I bow my head to the brilliance of it the unexpectedly beautiful language the captivating and apt metaphors the strangely progressive for its time views the occasional wistfulness interrupted by cheek The first third of it left me spellbound flying through the pages ager for Just look at this bit this unbelievable prose that almost makes me weep yes I m a dork who can get weepy over literature I blame it on my literature teacher mother So there "Whenever I Find Myself Growing " I find myself growing about the mouth whenever it is a damp drizzly November in my soul whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses and bringing up the rear of very funeral I meet and Cezanne a Study of His Development especially whenever my hypos get such an upper hand of me that it reuires a strong moral principle to prevent me from deliberately stepping into the street and methodically knocking people s hats off then I account it high time to get to sea as soon as I can This is my substitute for pistol and ball With a philosophical flourish Cato throws himself upon his sword I uietly take to the ship Bits like this is what made me stay up at night pouring over the pages I could finally see what my nine year old past self did not care about and appropriately so in the light of literal mindedness and straightforwardness that children possess Melville s constant persistent comparison of whaling to life itself using bits and pieces of whaling beliefs and rituals to illuminate the dark nooks and crannies of human souls to show that deep down inside regardless of our differences we all run on the same desires and motives and undercurrents of spirit Human madness is oftentimes a cunning and most feline thing When you think it fled it may have but become transfigured into some still subtler form Thelusive White Whale is what we are all chasing in one form or another different for all of us different in how we see it and approach it and deal with it It s what we all pursue the difference is how Melville gives us one of the You Owe Me One extremes the views of a single minded fanatic of one who putsverything aside sacrifices Democratic Art: The New Deal's Influence on American Culture everything andveryone lse for the sake of a dream of a desire of a goal the person who is capable of leading others unified in his focused narrow overwhelmingly alluring vision We can call Ahab a madman We can also call him a great leader a visionary of sorts had he only used the charisma and the drive and the single minded obsession to reach a goal less absurd less suicidal less selfish Had he with this monomaniac single mindedness led a crusade for something we think is worthwhile would we still call him a madman or would we wordlessly admire his never altering determination Isn t the true tragedy here in Ahab focusing his will on destruction and blind revenge leading those he s responsible for to destruction in the name of folly and pride Is that where the madness lies For there is no folly of the beast of the arth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men Moby Dick the Confederate Cities: The Urban South during the Civil War Era elusive and largely symbolic whale until that is the last haunting three chapters where the chased id fixe becomes terrifyingly real and refuses to humor Ahab s life goal is a force of nature so beautiful so majestic and breathtaking so lovingly described by Melville over pages and pages ven though in all honesty he breaks up the fascination but trying unsuccessfully to persuade the reader that the amazing whale is just a fish Really the idea of a mere human considering it his right his goal to "Stand Up To The Majestic "up to the majestic force armed with a destructive deadly weapon and bring it to the nd after a long chase in the ultimate gesture of triumph that idea is chilling in its unremarkability Humans taming and conuering nature bending it to our will and desires the world being our oyster all that stuff It is not new It is what helped drive the industrial Edicts of Asoka expansion of the modern society It is what makes us feel that we are masters of our world that our planet is ours to do whateve. MOBY DICK OU LA BALEINE Encyclopdia Universalis Avec Moby Dick or The Whale critn deux ans il dlaisse dfinitivement les territoires ui apparaissent sur les cartes pour Upgrade Soul explorer les profondeurs de l'me humaine Le hros ponyme du romanst une baleine Elle doit son nom un ctac blanc Mocha Dick ui aprs avoir reu dix neuf harpons aurait caus la perte de trente hommes cin baleinires t uatorze Moby Dick Benidorm Espagne tarifs mis jour t Rserver Moby Dick Benidorm sur Tripadvisor consultez les avis de voyageurs photos t les meilleures offres pour Moby Dick class n sur autres hbergements Benidorm t not sur sur Tripadvisor Programme TV Moby Dick TV Magazine Rsum de Moby Dick En Nouvelle Angleterre n le jeune Ismal s'embarue bord d'un baleinier Il partage sa cabine avec ueeueg un harponneur ui deviendra rapidement un ami “Manifest Destiny and Melville’s Moby Dick; or Mark Niemeyer “Manifest Destiny and Melville’s Moby Dick; or Enlightenment Universalism andAggressive Nineteenth Century Expansionism in a National Text” WERTY Presses de l'universit de Pau pp halshs Moby dick | Pearltrees Moby Dick Un article de Wikipdia l'encyclopdie libre Un article de Wikipdia l'encyclopdie libre Moby Dick Moby Dick; or The Whale Moby Dick ou le Cachalot st un roman de l'crivain amricain Herman Melville paru n dont le titre provient du surnom donn Moby Dick de John Huston Analyse t critiue du Encore aujourd’hui Moby Dick reste trs controvers mais ceux ui l’aiment le placent trs haut dans leurs panthon personnel Aprs Reflets dans un œil d’or c’tait le film prfr de son auteur un bon choix Dans les salles Film rdit n salle par Swashbuckler Films Date de sortie octobre La Page du distributeur En savoir plus La fiche IMDb du film com Moby Dick or The Whale This trade dition of Moby Dick is a reduced version of the Arion Press Moby Dick which was published in in a limited Imaginary Runner edition of copies and has been hailed as a modern masterpiece of bookmaking It was hand set under the supervision of one of America's finest book designers and printers The initial letters that beginach chapter were designed specially for this book and christened Analysis. R we humans please But Moby Dick finally abandoning his run from Ahab and standing up to him with such brutal ase is a reminder of the folly of such thinking and the reminder that there are forces we need to reckon with no matter how full of ourselves we may get Why only three stars you ask when clearly I appreciate the greatness of the classic Because the metaphors and parallels and meandering narration at times would get to be too much because I uite often found my mind and attention Fresh Water easily wandering away in the last two thirds of the book needing a gargantuanffort to refocus This what took of a star and a half resulting in 35 sea stars grudgingly but yet willingly given to this classic of American Romanticism Buoyed up by that coffin for almost one whole day and night I floated on a soft and dirgelike main The unharming sharks they glided by as if with padlocks on their mouths the savage sea hawks sailed with sheathed beaks On the second day a sail drew near nearer and picked me up at last It was the devious cruising Rachel that in her retracing search after her missing children only found another orphan There once was a grouchy alpha whale named Moby Dick who rather than being agreeably shorn of his blubber and having lumpy sperm scooped out of his cranium like cottage cheese chose life Unlike so many shiftless layabout sea mammals of his generation Moby Dick did not go gentle into that good night This whale in short was not a back of the bus rider He assailed a shallow consumerist society which objectified him only as lamp oil or corset ribbing with the persuasive argument of his thrashing tail gaping maw and herculean bulk In his seminal in ways than one animal rights saga Herman Melville conjures an auatic rascally Norma Rae out of an French Daguerreotypes elephantine albino whale Reasonablynough Moby Dick hereafter MD despite possible confusions with the profession is irritable when people are chasing him stabbing him with harpoons and trying to kill him Thus in an act which woul 896 Moby Dick The Whale Herman MelvilleMoby Dick or The Whale is a novel by American writer Herman Melville published in 1851 during the period of the American Renaissance Sailor Ishmael tells the story of the obsessive uest of Ahab captain of the whaler Peuod for revenge on Moby Dick the white whale that on th I hate this book so much It is impossible to ignore the literary merit of this work though it is after all a piece of innovative literature Melville broke narrative From Notes to Narrative: Writing Ethnographies That Everyone Can Read expectations when he shed the narrator Ishmael and burst through with his infinite knowledge of all things whale It was most creative but then he pounded the reader with his knowledge of the whaling industry that could uite literally fill several textbooks This made the book so incredibly dull I m not being na ve towards this book s place in the literary cannon but I am sharing my agony for a book that bored me half to death with its singularity of purpose andxpression it s obsession with whales I m just sick of themI understand that this is the main motif of the book Ahab becomes fuelled with his need to slay the leviathan but it wasn t Ahab who droned on for three hundred pages about the properties of whales Despite the allegorical interpretation between the relationship and the comparisons between man and fish the book is unnecessarily packed out There are passages and passages that add nothing to the meaning or merit of the work Melville xplains very aspect of the whaling industry in dry monotone manner There are Doris Salcedo entire chapters devoted to describing different whale types andven one Twelve Days of Pleasure even discussing the superiority of the sperm whale s head Can you catch thexpression of the Sperm Whale s there It is the same he died with only some of the longer wrinkles in the forehead seem now faded away I think his broad brow to be full of a prairie like placidity born of a speculative indifference as to death But mark the other head s Gods Choice expression See that amazing lower lip pressed by accident against the vessel s side as as firmly tombrace the jaw Does not this whole head seem to speak of an Gustave Caillebotte: The Painter's Eye enormous practical resolution in facing death This Right Whale I take to have been a Stoic the Sperm Whale a Platonian who might have taken up Spinoza in his latter yearsIt is just so agonising to read This is uite possibly the most painful book I vever read in my life I ve never hated a book than I hate this behemoth I just felt there was no purpose to so many of the chapters they didn t add to the narrative or increase Ahab s obsession Also at times it wasn t Grand Illusion: The Third Reich, the Paris Exposition, and the Cultural Seduction of France entirely clear who the narrator was There would be the occasional glimpse of Ishmael and his aspect of the story and then this all knowingntity with an unfathomable depth of whaling knowledge would begin up again Tedium defined The writing gives new breath to the definition of mundane monotonous and tedious It is repetitive xpressionless and soul destroying I became and annoyed the further I got into this book as soon as some semblance of plot would come through and some small degree of progress I would be hit with another fifty pages or so describing the properties of whale bubbler and ven on one occasion a chapter devoted to rope How fun I began to hate this book with a passion that made me almost scream Great Plains: America's Lingering Wild every time the word whale came up Now this was some tough reading Moreover I could never understand how Melville could consider whaling such a noble profession There is nothing noble about it it may have once been a necessity but it has always been cruel and brutal It may have been a means for communities to survive and people toat but there is no honour in it How can shoving a pole through a whale cutting its head off slicing away its blubber and desecrating its body be considered in any way praiseworthy It s an aspect of life that is comparable to man today slaughtering a cow There is simply no glamour to be had in the deed You d think Melville was describing the life of a group of chivalrous knights they were whalers not heroes This book is awful in Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets every sense of the word It has achieved literary fame but I still personally hate it I foundverything about it completely and utterly detestable Never again will I go within five feet of anything written by Herman Melville I think a part of me died whilst reading this book it was just that disagreeable to me i triedBoth Electromyography for Experimentalists ends of the line arexposed the lower Forgetful of Their Sex: Female Sanctity and Society, ca. 500-1100 end terminating in anye splice or loop coming up from the bottom against the side of the tub and hanging over its dge completely disengaged from verything This arrangement of the lower Runaway Wedding end is necessary on two accounts First In order to facilitate the fastening to it of an additional line from a neighboring boat in case the stricken whale should sound so deep as to threaten to carry off thentire line originally attached to the harpoon In these instances the whale of course is shifted like a mug of ale as it were from the one boat to the other though the first boat always hovers at hand to assist its consort Second This arrangement is indispensible for common safety s sake for were the lower Wicked Loving Lies end of the line in any way attached to the boat and were the whale then to run the line out to thend almost in a single smoking minute as he sometimes does he would not stop there for the doomed boat would infallibly be dragged down after him into the profundity of the sea and in that case no town crier would La heredera del mar ever find her again Before lowering the boat for the chase the uppernd of the line is taken aft from the tub and passing round the loggerhead there is again carried forward the ntire length of the boat resting crosswise upon the loom or handle of very man s oar so that it jogs against his wrist in rowing and also passing between the men as they alternately sit at the opposing gunwales to the leaded chocks or grooves in the xtreme pointed prow of the boat where a wooden pin or skewer the size of a common uill prevents it from slipping out From the chocks it hangs in a slight festoon over the bows and is then passed inside the boat again and some ten or twenty fathoms called box line being coiled upon the box in the bows it continues its way to the gunwale still a little further aft and is then attached to the short warp the rope which is immediately connected with the harpoon but previous to that connexion the short warp goes through sundry mystifications too tedious to detaili tried but any book with that passage and thousands of passages just like it can never get five stars from me and probably not ven four not because i think it is shitty writing but because when i was growing up i was told that girls just wanna have fun and that was not giving me any fun at all veryone said nooo karen you were ighteen when you read this the first time and you just didn t give it your all you are bound to love it now with your years of accumulated knowledge and Aramaic Bowl Spells: Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Bowls Volume One experienceand that sounded valid to me and it s like when i turned thirty and i decided to try all the foods i had thought were from the devil and see if i liked them now that i was old i thought that revisiting this book might have the same results and discoveries but this book remains like olives to me and not like rice pudding which have you tried it is uite goodbut no turns out that when i wasighteen i was already fully formedand it s not that i don t understand it i get the biblical allusions i understand the bitter humor of fast fish loose fish i am aware of the foreshadowing and symbolism i went to school i learned my theory and my close reading but there are passages i learned my theory and my close reading but there are passages the one above that i could not see the glory in all i could see was the dulland the bitch of it is that it started out fine good Xenophon And His World (Historia Einzelschriften) even i was really getting into the description of the docks and the nantuckters and it was giving me good newngland y feelings and then came that first chapter about whale anatomy and i was laughing remembering Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe encountering it during my first reading and being really angry that this chapter was jaggedly cutting in on the action and honestly it was really So Herman Melville s Moby Dick is supposed by many to be the greatest Engligh language novelver written Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time especially among those written in the Romantic tradition MehIt s not that I don t get that there s a TON of complexity subtlety and depth to this book about a mad captain s uest for revenge against a great white whale And on the surface it sven a pretty darn good adventure story And honestly Melville s prose is flowing One Wild Weekend elegant and as beautiful as any writing can possibly be It s magnificent actuallyIt s just that anynjoyment or satisfaction I got out of the book was overshadowed by the tedious largely pointless stretches of Forgetful of Their Sex encylopedic descriptions about the whaling industry Melville strikes me as one of those people who would corner you at a party and talk incessantly about whaling whaling ships whales whale diet whaletymology whale zoology whale blubber whale delacies whale migration whale oil whale biology whale Naturally Naughty Wicked Willing ecology whale meat whale skinning andvery other possible topic about whales so that you d finally have to pretend to have to go to the bathroom just to get away from the crazy old man Only he d FOLLOW YOU INTO THE BATHROOM and keep talking to you about whales while peering over the side of the stall and trying to make F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby eye contact with you the whole timeLook it s not that I don t get it Or at least some of it I get forxample that Ishmael s description of the absurdities of whale classification systems provide a backdrop against which to project the recurring theme of mankind s doomed uest for complete understanding of truths that are ineffable and forever hidden sometimes literally under the surface I get that I just wish the guy didn t feel like he had to take it to such absurd lengths. 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