Melville’s Way

Melville’s way:

it was Melville’s way, inspired by an ocean’s vision, yet written entirely from a Berkshire’s view of farm and fields, sun burnt corn husks substituted for the actual sea. The story of Moby-Dick took place in Herman Melville’s mind, transforming farmland into an ocean’s scene and mythic quest for Ahab’s whale. The ocean is always within us, our primordial home, saltwater coursing through our veins even now. In a true…

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