A Whaler's DictionaryBook - 2008
Taking both form and inspiration from Ishmael's abandoned "Cetalogical Dictionary," this highly original work muses on myth, representation, language, nature, consciousness, notions of spiritual quest, and other elements of Melville's masterpiece. From "Accuracy" to "Wound," "Adam" to "Void," "Babel" to "Silence," these cross-referential, highly associative entries comprise an utterly singular work of art. A Whaler's Dictionary is the mesmerizing product of a total immersion into one of the greatest novels in the English language.
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Milkweed Editions, c2008
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xvii, 330 p. ; 21 cm