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Melville@200: In the Wake of the Whale

The Hemingway Literary Center and Melville’s Marginalia Online of the English Department at Boise State University are celebrating 200 years since Melville’s birth with talks and events throughout the year. In Fall 2018, Lit for Lunch embarked on Moby-Dick. This Spring 2019 we will be reading works that influenced Melville, were influenced by Melville, as well as two of Melville’s shorter works.

Friday, February 22. Herman Melville, “Billy Budd, Sailor”

Friday, March 29. Nathaniel Philbrick, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex

Friday, April 26. Herman Melville, “Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street”

Friday, May 10. Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men

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 SUB (208-426-1362), which gives a 25% discount. For more information, contact Prof. Cheryl Hindrichs, 208-901-5500.