In Search of Moby Dick

“Besides all those whaling details,

Moby Dick is about someone who’s looking

for something so huge, something they’ve

wanted all their life, yet they know

when they find it, it will kill them.”

~ Laurie Anderson

8 thoughts on “In Search of Moby Dick

  1. Often people describe the book as about obessesion. That’s an element but it’s actually about cosmic dread. This is reiterated when pip falls overboard, the on deck blessing of the harpooners durinthe storm and towards the end Starbucks contemplating of following orders.

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