Tag Archives: Melville

Remembering Mocha Dick, the Real Rogue White Whale Who Inspired Moby Dick

Today in theaters in the US, the movie “In the Heart of the Sea” opens. It is based on Nathaniel Philbrick’s book, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex.  (I will be reviewing the movie tomorrow.) … Continue reading

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Melville’s White Jacket and the question of justice

In a comment on a prior post, Fiddler’s Green, Redwing mentioned White Jacket, or The World in a Man-of-War, by Herman Melville. I had never read the novel. I am now doing so and enjoying it very much. (It can … Continue reading

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