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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
Genre
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
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, detailingthe culture of the top brass to the common crew and scrutinizing the inscrutable in and through Melville's great novel"--Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
385386
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dowling, David Oakey
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
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Melville, Herman
  • Sea stories, American
  • Whaling in literature
  • Whales in literature
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the Moby-Dick marathon ; or, what Melville means today
Label
Chasing the white whale : the Moby-Dick marathon ; or, what Melville means today, by David Dowling
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
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 (pages 213-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
806597
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9781587299063
Lccn
2010010257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781587299063
  • (OCoLC)ocn580105131
Label
Chasing the white whale : the Moby-Dick marathon ; or, what Melville means today, by David Dowling
Publication
Copyright
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 (pages 213-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
806597
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 242 pages
Isbn
9781587299063
Lccn
2010010257
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781587299063
  • (OCoLC)ocn580105131

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