Friday, May 29, 2020

Melville’s politics …

… American Bloomsbury: Political lessons for our time in Melville’s Moby-Dick.

I’ve always thought of Ahab as the ultimate Calvinist. Remember what he tells Starbuck: “This whole act’s immutably decreed. ’Twas rehearsed by thee and me a billion years before this ocean rolled. Fool! I am the Fates’ lieutenant; I act under orders.”

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