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Dec 07 2012

Moby Dicke Booke Clubbe

Based on the cool suggestion by Historiann, I am proposing to run a Moby Dicke booke clubbe. The plan is to poste one chapter every other day, and then discuss the chapter in the comments. This will thus take about nine months to go through the whole book.

In order to determine if this is going to be worth doing, please respond in the comments if you are interested in participating, which would require at least occasional commenting (not on every chapter, obviously, but at least sometimes).

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    al

    yes!

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    Historiann

    I’m in, and will post a link on my blog for this.

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    physicsphdstu

    call me participant.

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    recent Ph.D.

    On the condition that you apply your distinctive linguistical quirkes to the chapter titles.

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    kingdomoffife

    You might find this of interest . . . The Moby Dick Big Read

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    Lithified Detritus

    I’m not sure where this idea came from, but it could be fun.

    Moby Dicke is a great book. I first read it at 17, when I spent a month in the hospital. Much of it went over my head at that time, and at that age I was reading it as a serious work. I read it again a few years back and had an entirely different take on it. It is a serious work, but Melville also shows a sense of humor. Ishmael’s initial encounter with Queequeg is freaking hilarious. The story also offers a window into a place and time totally alien to the modern American.

    Count me in.

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    brianogilvie

    I’m game!

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    Form&Function

    Sounds like fun! I will definitely try it out if you decide to go forward with it.

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    Em

    Yes please. It’s the kind of book that’s even better with company.

  11. 11
    Beaker

    You might consider using this useful online annotation

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    gretchenadams

    I’m absolutely *in*

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    Chebag

    This Moby Dickke crap is dated. You shoul try a real work of genius. Like The Pelican Brief

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    fuckesatonne

    “if you are interested in participating, which would require at least occasional commenting…”

    Well, hey, if it requires only posting and not reading the chapter, count me in. I think it would be great to read a whole bunch of posts from people who don’t know what the fucke they’re talking about. That would be such a unique, refreshing experience.

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    palmd

    Im absolutely in. Love moby dick

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    Chebag

    I can’t believe a serious person like PalmD is actually encouraging this crappe. Does this guy pay you off or what?

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    Historiann

    Fratguy is also in. He’s the English major around here. I don’t know why he didn’t post here himself. (Oh, yeah–3 days of call in a row! Awesome!!!)

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    TheGrinch

    When do we start?

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    Matt_L

    Absolutely. Sounds great. I’ve read it as a comic book (in college procrastinating on my senior thesis) and the novel (grad student procrastinating on dissertation). I’ve got a heinous article deadline that keeps slipping. This is perfect. I found out about this from the post over at Historiann’s place.

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    fourtinefork

    I have tried to read Moby Dick before. It never worked. Fine. I will try again. I assume we can drink lots of rum while doing this? Rum? Navy-strength gin? Something?

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    Tenured Radical

    I’m in. Link going up tonight.

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    Madwoman with a Laptop

    Well, fuckkkkkkkke, as an English prof and an Americanist, I reckon I gotta get in on this action. I’ll try to catch up and promise to promote it on my blog if I ever get to the bottom of the piles of papers demanding my attention. Cool idea, CPP!

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    grrlpup

    me! DailyLit got me through Moby Dick a couple of years ago, along with ambrmerlinus’ commentary.

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    danroyles

    So down with this.

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    jmercan

    Making my way through the book, so this is additional motivation.

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    CallmeMoby

    Sounds fun.

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    Llamadme Ismael

    Totes down.

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    A Whale of an Idea: Moby Dicke Booke Clubbe - Tenured Radical - The Chronicle of Higher Education

    [...] Physioproffe is starting a Moby Dicke Booke Clubbe. Celebrate the holidays by checking in here to discuss greatte literature with Physioproffe, Historiann, Fratguy, brianogilvie, Matt_L and all [...]

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