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Herman Melville, From Novella to Opus: What to Read and Where to Start

Moby-Dick is worth reading, we promise: It's as good as everyone says. Here's where to start with reading Herman Melville!


Destiny of the Land: 9 Quotes About the Civil War

The most painful lessons of America's Civil War continue to elude us; here, authors comment on this perpetual blind spot in our nation's consciousness.


Smithsonian Explains Moby-Dick's Occasional Hyphen

Also in the news: The books found aboard Blackbeard's ship, and a library entirely salvaged from garbage. Welcome to the Daily Blunt!


Bring It, 2018! 12 Quotes About Remaining Hopeful

New Year, new fears -- but also, the kind of hope that survives long stretches of darkness. The following quotes may strike sparks that light your way.


Swim for Your Life: 9 Quotes About the Primal Allure of Water

For most of the year, rivers, lakes, and oceans serve either a strictly practical purpose, or a metaphorical one — we’d rather die than jump in. Once summer comes, however, you can’t


Literature Is What Unites America and Russia in a Time of Divisiveness

In a time of divisiveness, editor Brian James Baer reminds us that Russia and America have much in common when it comes to their literary traditions.