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Herman Melville, "Moby-Dick" (Oxford UP, 2022)

New Books in History

Today I talked to Hester Blum, editor of a new edition of Moby-Dick (Oxford UP, 2022)."It will be a strange sort of a book, tho', I fear; blubber is blubber you know; tho' you may get oil out of it, the poetry runs as hard as sap from a frozen maple tree;--& to cook the thing up, one must needs throw in a little fancy.... Yet I mean to give the truth of the thing, spite of this."Moby-Dick has a monumental reputation. Less well known are the novel's unexpectedly weird, funny, tantalizing, messy, and wondrous moments. Narrator Ishmael, along with the whaleship Pequod's other meanest mariners, and renegades and castaways, is beguiled into joining Captain Ahab in his vengeful pursuit of the white whale that dismasted him. But along the way, Ishmael takes the reader along many a detour into variegated ways of knowing. In a tone strangely compounded of fun and fury, Moby-Dick brings outlandish curiosity to bear on the multitudinous, oceanic scale of our diverse world.William Domnarski is a longtime lawyer who before and during has been a literary guy, with a Ph.D. in English. He's written five books on judges, lawyers, and courts, two with Oxford, one with Illinois, one with Michigan, and one with the American Bar Association. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoicesSupport our show by becoming a premium member! https://newbooksnetwork.supportingcast.fm/history

57mins

2 Nov 2022

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Herman Melville, Lewis Mumford, and the Biographical Quest

A Life in Biography

LIsten to Aaron Sachs talk about his new book, Up From the Depths: Herman Melville, Lewis Mumford, and Rediscovery in Dark Times. I call it a palimpsest of biography in my New York Sun Review.

48mins

20 Aug 2022

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261: Herman Melville - Moby Dick

Banned Books

Welcome to The Terrordome. In this episode, we read and discuss “The Sermon” from Moby Dick. What is a preacher's responsibility to his congregation in his preaching? What happens when the Gospel is talked about but never preached? What happens when Jonah is preached without Christ at the conclusion of the sermon? — SHOW NOTES: Moby Dick by Herman Melville - CHAPTER 9: THE SERMON https://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/42/moby-dick/634/chapter-9-the-sermon/ Moby Dick (1956) - Father Mapple's Sermon https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DAQ8Az5Gpc Orson Welles - The sermon on Jonah from Moby Dick https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb-g4O2QDZg A Christian’s Satanic Comfort https://www.1517.org/articles/a-christians-satanic-comfort BIG FISH IN A PULPIT http://en.posztukiwania.pl/2016/05/06/big-fish-in-a-pulpit/ Is There Forgiveness? Absurdity and Cruelty of Relativist Platitudes https://youtu.be/i4WHi6Ykmo0 SUPPORT 1517 Podcast Network https://www.1517.org/podcasts/ Support the work of 1517 http://1517.org/give Warrior Priest Gym & Podcast https://thewarriorpriestpodcast.wordpress.com St John's Lutheran Church (Webster, MN) - FB Live Bible Study Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/356667039608511 Gillespie's Sermons and Catechesis: https://anchor.fm/stjohnrandomlake Gillespie Coffee https://gillespie.coffee Gillespie Media https://gillespie.media The Banned Pastors https://t.me/bannedpastors CONTACT and FOLLOW BannedBooks@1517.org Facebook Twitter SUBSCRIBE YouTube Rumble Odysee Apple Podcasts Spotify Stitcher Overcast Google Play TuneIn Radio iHeartRadio

2hr 19mins

6 Aug 2022

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Moby Dick, or the Whale by Herman Melville ~ Full Audiobook

Classic Audiobook Collection

Moby Dick, or the Whale by Herman Melville audiobook. Few things, even in literature, can really be said to be unique — but Moby Dick is truly unlike anything written before or since. The novel is nominally about the obsessive hunt by the crazed Captain Ahab of the book’s eponymous white whale. But interspersed in that story are digressions, paradoxes, philosophical riffs on whaling and life, and a display of techniques so advanced for its time that some have referred to the 1851 Moby Dick as the first “modern” novel.--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/matthew-jackson95/support

20hr 18mins

6 Aug 2022

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Typee by Herman Melville ~ Full Audiobook

Classic Audiobook Collection

Typee by Herman Melville audiobook. Typee is Herman Melville's first book, recounting his experiences after having jumped ship in the Marquesas Islands in 1842, and becoming a captive of a cannibal island tribe. It was an immediate success in America and England, and was Melville's most popular work during his lifetime. It was not until the end of the 1930's that it was surpassed in popularity by Moby Dick, more than thirty years after his death. The story provoked harsh criticism for its condemnation of missionary efforts in the Pacific Islands. Many sought to discredit the book, claiming that it was a work of fiction, but this criticism ended when the events it described were corroborated by Melville's fellow castaway, Richard T. Greene, who appears in the story as the character Toby--- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/matthew-jackson95/support

11hr 41mins

31 Jul 2022

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229: Herman Melville's Billy Budd. In another edition of P&C's "shortcut to the classics," the boys review a classic moral tale

Beer and Conversation with Pigweed and Crowhill

Along with special guest Longinus, the boys drink and review Pigweed's homebrew clone of Steady Eddy IPA, then discuss Melville's last major work. The story of Billy Budd is carefully crafted to create a tale of moral confusion and conflict. Set after the French revolution, and very shortly after two significant mutinies in the British fleet, the innocent Billy has run afoul of the law on a British warship. His case cries out for leniency, but it's not a time for leniency. The story makes you believe Melville was struggling with the conflict between justice and mercy. This is a short, dense work, that's well worth your attention.

55mins

29 Jun 2022

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Herman Melville

Your Shelf or Mine

Where we talk about: Herman Melville; Moby Dick; Bartleby the Scrivener; Billy Budd; Herman Melville at Home by Jill Lepore: https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/07/29/herman-melville-at-home ;  The Beige Moth blog: https://beigemoth.blog/moby-dick/ ;  In the Heart of the Sea; Drifting Dragons;  and more!

55mins

28 Jun 2022

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Bartleby, the Scrivener by Herman Melville

Just Sleep - Bedtime Stories for Adults

Can't fall asleep? Drift off tonight to Bartleby the Scrivener by Herman Melville. If you like this episode, please remember to follow on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, or your favourite podcast app.If you'd like to support the podcast, you can buy me a coffee here ------> buymeacoffee.com/justsleeppodIf you like this episode, please follow the podcast in your favourite podcast app. Also, share with any family or friends that might have trouble drifting off to sleep.Goodnight and Sweet Dreams.... Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

46mins

8 May 2022

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Moby Dick, or the Whale. By Herman Melville. Part IV.

Great Audiobooks

Moby Dick, or the Whale. By Herman Melville (1819 - 1891). Part 4 (of 4).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

5hr 34mins

6 Mar 2022

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Moby Dick, or the Whale. By Herman Melville. Part III.

Great Audiobooks

Moby Dick, or the Whale. By Herman Melville (1819 - 1891). Part 3 (of 4).Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy

6hr 25mins

6 Mar 2022

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