Sailing into 2021 through "Moby Dick" with Elissa Greenwald
Mondays on Zoom from 10:30 a.m.-noon
January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8.
Course limited to 20 participants
This whale of a book is about the American enterprise: the capacity of individuals for self-invention, the relationship of human beings to nature, the need for community among people of different backgrounds. As these issues take on new urgency in the 21st century, we will look at Melville's 1851 novel as drama, philosophy, and manual for living. For the first class, please read Chapters 1-23, pp 19-123 in the Signet Classics edition (ISBN 978-0-451-53228-2), which I recommend and is available online or through your local bookseller, though any edition will do. Welcome, all "thought-divers!"