Thursday, August 08, 2019

Bicentenary news …

… Baltimore’s role in reviving Herman Melville (and his whale of a tale) - Baltimore Sun. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

Whatever your view of Melville, Baltimore can take pride in helping rescue his reputation from near-obscurity a century ago. While we’ll always associate Melville with New York and New England, it was a Baltimore native who, on assignment for The Nation magazine, ignited the “Melville Revival” of the 1920s and prodded many of us eventually to consider him America’s greatest writer.

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