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Why Read Moby-Dick? by Nathaniel Philbrick
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In this little book, written like a master's thesis from a besotted fan, Nathaniel Philbrick shares all his favorite lines and favorite themes and favorite issues from his beloved book, Moby Dick. Philbrick shows the contemporariness of Moby Dick through the issues Melville interweaves into his story as well as the timelessness of Moby Dick through the themes Melville touches upon. It's a love poem to Moby Dick, and I found myself reading the book while simultaneously marking passages in my Kindle version of Moby Dick to reflect upon later.
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Reading Progress

August 3, 2019 – Started Reading
August 3, 2019 – Shelved
August 3, 2019 – Shelved as: books-about-books
August 3, 2019 – Shelved as: essays
August 3, 2019 – Finished Reading
October 24, 2019 – Shelved as: nonfiction

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