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Comments Showing of 54 54 new post a comment » « previous 1 2 next ». Nov 14, AM. In another group we discussed why Melville opened his book with the line "Call Me Ishmael. Others said it was Melville trying to evoke the imagery surrounding the biblical figure of Ishmael, an outcast. The bastard son of Abraham, the branch of the semetic peoples destined to be muslims. Yet others maintained that it was just an introduction, a call for familiarity the way that some Roberts might say "Call me Bob" I'm curious what others think.

Call Me Enamored: Why I Love the First Line of Moby Dick

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Like some proclamation from on high. It has all these random chapters about whaling facts? I often encourage skeptics to read just the first paragraph, to dip a metaphorical toe into this oceanic book. Boring and grandiose it is not. The opening sentence of Moby-Dick , short as it is, does a fair bit of work.

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The month of May is come, when every lusty heart beginneth to blossom and to bring forth fruit! If you're literary enough to recognize that quote from Thomas Malory, you might also know that May is one of the best months of the year to be a bookworm, what with Independent Bookstore Day and National Library Legislative Day, not to mention the birthdays of Whitman, Emerson, and Thomas Pynchon. But you might be surprised by how much of what you think you remember about American literature is wrong. Luckily, Jeopardy!
Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number. Full facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. First published in , this acknowledged classic of American literary criticism explores the influences - especially Shakespearean ones - on Melville's writing of Moby-Dick.