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    • Mary Odell

      Excellent explanation (by someone else) that confirms my conviction that it's better to teach a few books deeply than to cover "all the classics" superficially.

    • Brian Dixon

      "Queequeg and His Harpoon" (1902) by I. W. Taber. Illustration based on "Moby Dick" (1851) by Herman Melville.

    • Day

      Inlanders all, they come from lanes and alleys, streets and avenues, --north, east, south, and west. Yet here they all unite. Tell me, does the magnetic virtue of the needles of the compasses of all those ships attract them thither? Herman Melville, Mogy Dick, Ch1. [We all return to the sea]

    • Juan Nel

      File:Queequeg.JPG This Day in History: Oct 18, 1851: Moby-Dick a novel by Herman Melville is published

    • Isazalie

      Illustration of Queequeg and his harpoon, I. W. Taber - 1902. Moby Dick - edition : Charles Scribners Sons, New York.

    • o b

      Description English: Illustration of Queequeg and his harpoon. Date 1902 Source Moby Dick - edition: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York Author I. W. Taber

    • Kurt Kaminski

      Queequeg is a fictional character in the 1851 novel Moby-Dick by American author Herman Melville. The chief harpooner aboard the Pequod, Queequeg is the first principal character encountered by the narrator, Ishmael, and plays an important role in many of the events of the book, both in port and during the whaling voyage. Although a "savage" cannibal, he is described with great sympathy and much admiration by Ishmael, who befriends him early in the book.

    • L Drøya

      Two characters from Herman Melville's novels foretold the dangerous future of American empire. Manifest destiny. A new literary archetype, a moral man sure of his righteousness yet unable to link cause to effect, oblivious to the consequences of his actions even as he careens toward catastrophe. Let's point fingers to more dysfunctional social systems, so we may stay safe in our paradigm of irresponsibility, amorality, and denial. Sadly, a great article.

    • Kristin N

      The Two Faces of Empire: Starting in the early 1790s, ships headed for the remote islands running from Argentina to Chile, on the hunt for fur seals. Seals were killed by the millions with shocking casualness. Beaches looked like Dante’s Inferno, mountains of reeking carcasses piled up, sands red with blood. The killing was unceasing, until there was nothing left to kill. This massive kill-off took place only meet a demand created by a new phase of capitalism: conspicuous consumption.

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