Moby-Dick

White Whale Music (No Moby, No Mastodon)

[Update: The Athenaeum has notified us that the show has been cancelled and tickets will be refunded. Best of luck to Mr. Sherba. BC] Apparently my suggestion that the Athenaeum close out its Moby-Dickathon with a live performance of Leviathan has fallen on deaf ears. The library is going in a somewhat different direction presenting […]

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Last Moby-Dick Salon At Athenaeum

(2.17) Rescheduled from an earlier date, Friday’s installment of the excellent Moby-Dick series at the Athenaeum “Hark! The White Whale!” will be the last. Today writer LaShonda Barnett, in association with the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society, presents ‘To Serve Before the Mast: Recovering the Lost Legacy of Rhode Island’s Black Seaman.’ While little documented

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More Moby-Dick At The Athenaeum

What is it with the Athenaeum and this whale?! It’s like they’re obsessed. Head down to the Providence Athenaeum for Part Five of the Moby-Dick inspired salon series “Hark! The White Whale!”* (although this installment involves more ‘looking’ than ‘harking’. This week features, . . . historian Chet Van Duzer on “Mapping Medieval and Renaissance

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Digression, Texture, Weirdness — And Nothing But

Although it always gets shortened in common usage, the complete original title of Melville’s epic tale is Moby-Dick; or The Whale. Some people also found the book itself too long and decided to address the problem. In 2007, Orion Books produced Moby-Dick in Half the Time, a Compact Edition “sympathetically edited” to “retain all the

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Moby-Dick Series At Athenaeum — Lecture Friday

In celebration of the 160th anniversary of the publication of Moby-Dick (or, as it was originally called, Moby-Dick; or, The Whale) the Providence Athenaeum has scheduled a series of six talks and events, plus a great exhibit with more to come in the fall. Director of member services, programs and development, Christina Bevilacqua, has made

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