Wednesday, February 09, 2011

February 11-12 Revenge of Revenge of Revenge of The Whale

Moby Dick is an epic American novel. It is still interesting today, weaving themes of American exceptionalism, Christian dominion over the earth and beasts, the then quest for whale oil, now replaced by ground oil, anthropomorphism of whales, more realized now, and tragedy. Since I think I read it last in about junior high school, a reading may be a pleasant refresher. Organized by the IPRC, 135 readers will read aloud a chapter of the book. The event starts at Powell's Friday evening and continues at undisclosed locations for a continuous 24 hours. At Powell's Books 5PM-10 Free