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.
John Donne: To His Mistress Going to Bed.
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