I’ve never read Moby-Dick. Yes. I’m an English major, and I haven’t read it. It wasn’t assigned in high school, and the quarter system here at DePaul just doesn’t seem to lend itself to a highly involved and intellectual read. I’ve put it off in my private life for other reasons too. There’s this mythology around the Great White Whale in American culture that is frankly, quite frightening.
“Call me Ishmael.” (more…)