You should have read Herman Melville’s classic American novel Moby-Dick in high school but chances are you didn’t. The dog might have eaten it or you might have left it behind on the school bus. Heck, there’s lots of pages with lots of tricky nautical lingo and arcane whaling info. Who has time or interest for that in high school!
Well, now you’re a little older and a whole lot wiser and reading Moby-Dick, while still daunting, might be more interesting and manageable. But you are still going to encounter those tricky words and that’s where PowerMobyDick.com comes to the rescue.
PowerMobyDick is the work of Meg Guroff, a writer, who decided to tackle Melville’s classic. Meg, like the rest of us, was challenged by the language; however, unlike many of us me, she persevered and ultimately created one of the most impressive resources dedicated to a single work of fiction on the Internet. It’s an amazing project and here’s Meg telling the story in her own words.
I am so excited that Meg will be skippering a new Sea-Fever feature called Moby-Monday which you probably already guessed, is going to appear each Monday. Meg is going to share some items of interest from the PowerMobyDick’s Cultural Fallout of the Week as well as anything else she chooses.
I’m excited to welcome Meg aboard and look forward to her first post next week. In the meantime, get yourself over to PowerMobyDick and start catching up on your high school homework!
3 thoughts on “Thar She Blows! Moby-Monday on the Horizon.”
Wow. Weird. I just handed out Moby Dick to my seniors today. They pitched a fit that they had to read another book this year and THIS book, especially. Whiners!
Thanks for this link!
Some things never change!
And other things do: if they are on Twitter they read it in 140 characters. (http://twitter.com/publicdomain)
Maybe you should use Sea-Fever’s new Moby-Monday feature for a class project!
Thanks for visiting and commenting and good luck getting those kids to read Moby-Dick!
I absolutely love Meg’s site. And she’s right, I would have expected this resource to be out there already, but her work seems unique. Thanks for the podcast.