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Author Dowling, David Oakey, 1967-

Title Chasing the white whale : the Moby-Dick marathon ; or, what Melville means today / by David Dowling

Publ Info Iowa City, Iowa : University of Iowa Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  PS2384.M62 D69 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  PS2384.M62 D69 2010    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  PS2384.M62 D69 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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
LC subject Melville, Herman, 1819-1891. Moby Dick
Sea stories, American -- History and criticism
Whaling in literature
Whales in literature
ISBN 9781587299063 (pbk. : alk. paper)
1587299062 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9781587299407 (eBook)
1587299402 (eBook)