Some Melvillian tidbits

Yesterday was the 194th anniversary of Herman Melville’s birth, and to mark the occasion the Atlantic offered some excerpts from its archives–including two from W. Somerset Maugham–on what makes Moby-Dick great.

The New York Daily News has some suggestions on how to celebrate Melville’s birthday, including an ode to Moby-Dick from experimental musician Laurie Anderson.

Here’s a collection of links to free e-versions of some of Melville’s works.

And what homage to Melville would be complete without a cut from Mastodon’s Moby-Dick-inspired album Leviathan?

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