Saturday, March 10, 2012

Anchors Away....

Ahab spent but little time at home before heading back to sea, seeking to satisfy his megalomanic obsessions. And so I too seem lured to sea too soon. Redburn is now underway.

A story of a boy who grew up in a Hudson River village only to be lured by the sea and foreign travel, a contemporary critic praised the book for showing off Melville's narrative prowess without displaying signs of his "anti-religious temper". We'll see, we'll see.

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