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  1. Melville loved Don Quixote, and thought he was...

    Melville loved Don Quixote, and thought he was one of the three great literary characters (along with Hamlet and Milton's
    Satan). Ahab shares the Don's mono-mania and madness, if not his sense of...
  2. A glance at the Modern Library list of 100...

    A glance at the Modern Library list of 100 greatest English language novels reveals that neither "Moby Dick" nor "Huckleberry Finn" make the list. (I just figured it out "Modern" means 20th century....
  3. By the way, the pun about the hunt for the great...

    By the way, the pun about the hunt for the great white American novel (referring both to Moby Dick and to the notion that the G.A.N. must be the product of a white male) is used so often as to be...
  4. Gee, I'm sorry JCamilo. However, there are two...

    Gee, I'm sorry JCamilo. However, there are two reasons why a post might be misinterpreted: it might be inaccurately read or it might be badly written.

    "Passive-aggressive"? In what way? When...
  5. The U.S has a long and shameful history of racism...

    The U.S has a long and shameful history of racism However, it is Brazil that imported more African slaves than any other nation, and Brazil that didn't abolish slavery until 1888.
  6. Phillip Roth wrote "The Great American Novel". ...

    Phillip Roth wrote "The Great American Novel". It's quite good -- a comedy about a war-era baseball team, filled with misfits who find a "breakfast of champions" that turns them into great players...
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