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Articles with keyword "Herman Melville"

Drawing of Emily Dickinson


The Image of a Writer

Herman Melville, Emily Dickinson, and the conflict between publication and privacy.


Swimming Through Libraries

What Herman Melville read, and how he read, inspired his masterpiece.

Whalemen remove the jaw of a sperm whale


Whaling the Old Way

Life on a nineteenth-century whaler was thrilling, tedious, and often disgusting.