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Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville
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Jan 08, 09

Read in January, 2009

What a great story: who knew Melville could be so hilarious?! I know that academic types have come up with layer upon layer of meaning for this tale - and there is rampant symbolism of all sorts - but it is also a pleasure to read for the irony, tongue-in-cheek and plain slapstick of the story. Best part: not having to wade through Moby Dick (sorry!) to get a delicious taste of Melville!
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