12b. Bonus: Damian Fleming on Moby-Dick.

I have been heard to say that there’s two types of people in the world: People who love Moby-Dick, and people who have never read Moby-Dick. [At] the same time, I never recommend anyone read Moby-Dick directly, because I feel like if you’re not reading it at your own leisure and come to it willingly, it could be really, really annoying.

Medievalist and Moby-Dick fan Damian Fleming joins us to keep the conversation going about this great book. We discuss our favourite passages, how Ishmael represents his labours, how we feel about whaling and cetology, how potentially gross strawberries are, and all the humour in the novel and what’s been done with the novel.

Show Notes.

Damian is a brilliant presence on Twitter.

@MobyDickatSea is also brilliant on Twitter.

The Moby-Dick Big Read. Damian recommends chapter 3, The Spouter-Inn, read by Nigel Williams.

Ron Swanson on Moby-Dick.

John Donne: To His Mistress Going to Bed.

The Time I Spent on a Commercial Whaling Ship Totally Changed My Perspective of the World.

Rockwell Kent’s illustrations for Moby-Dick.

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