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Articles with keyword "Herman Melville"

Drawing of Emily Dickinson

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The Image of a Writer

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

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Swimming Through Libraries

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

Whalemen remove the jaw of a sperm whale

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Whaling the Old Way

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