Sunday, December 4, 2011

Prelude to a ship....

Having recently read The Confidence Man, a sublimely self-referential book, I think I will be seeing more of Melville's thoughts on writing and language this time around.

Our readings of Moby Dick, and all books of depth, are, of necessity, colored by our other readings. The question of what writings colored Melville's own writings is, however, the more written about, from Shakespeare to Shasters.

Both questions, perhaps, become a bit more interesting if we keep Melville's thoughts on reading some Hawthorne in mind in Hawthorne and His Mosses (yes, click here!).

No comments:

Post a Comment