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Melville@200: Chasing a Whale of a Tale

Have you been wanting to embark on a great read?

Has Moby-Dick been gathering dust on your bookshelves or pressing flowers?This fall, join us to take the plunge together and read this myriad-minded book over four months. The Hemingway Literary Center of the English Department at Boise State University is celebrating 200 years since Melville’s birth. Our last meeting will feature the celebrated scholar of Melville’s Marginalia Online Prof. Steven Olsen-Smith.

The Hemingway Literary Center invites you to attend talks and readings throughout Fall and Spring celebrating Melville@200 and the influence of his work on our art and culture.

Friday, September 28Moby-Dick, chapter 1 “Loomings” to chapter 39 “First Night-Watch”

Friday, October 26Moby-Dick, chapter 40 “Midnight, Forecastle” to chapter 72 “The Monkey-Rope”

Friday, November 16Moby-Dick, chapter 73 “Stub and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then Have a Talk Over Him” to chapter 105 “Does the Whale’s Magnitude Diminish?—Will He Perish?”

Friday, December 7Moby-Dick, chapter 106 “Ahab’s Leg” to the Epilogue.

Book discussions are held at the Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd., from 12:10 to 1 p.m., in the Bingham Room (3rd floor) and are free and open to the public. Books are available at Rediscovered Books on 8th street between Main and Idaho which gives a 10% discount and at the BSU Bookstore in the Student Union Building (208-426-1362), which gives a 25% discount. For more information, contact BSU English Professor Cheryl Hindrichs,