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Aug012014

At-A-Site Theater presents a Summer Project Celebrating Birthdays of Dead Writers: Herman Melville, August 1

August 1, 2014 

Herman Melville (1819-1891)

 

Time:  6:00pm - 9:00pm

Location: Downtown Asheville NC

Either near Posana's in Pack Square  map link

or the "Iron" sculpture at Wall St & Battery Park Ave   map link

or Haywood Street near Malaprops map link 

or at the corner of North Lexington Ave & Walnut St map link

 

Passersby are invited to chose from a menu of selections from this 19th Century American novelist whose longest novel, Moby Dick, largely considered a failure during his lifetime and responsible for Melville's drop in popularity, was rediscovered in the 20th Century as a literary masterpiece, ahead of its time, a wild and inventive foray into modernism. The selected passages will then be read to them.

(The Reader may occasionally need to move to an alternative site because of weather or other onsite circumstances) 

 

More information about Herman Melville can be found at Wikipedia or find information about him at this Melville website. If you would like to plunge into the wild ocean that is "Moby Dick", you can find the complete text at this link.

 

 

"Hearing the tremendous rush of the sea-crashing boat, the whale wheeled round to present his blank forehead at bay; but in that evolution, catching sight of the nearing black hull of the ship; seemingly seeing in it the source of all his persecutions; bethinking it—it may be—a larger and nobler foe; of a sudden, he bore down upon its advancing prow, smiting his jaws amid fiery showers of foam."

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    Response: best essay
    Herman Melville is died but he still alive in people’s heart he writes and publishes a large number of books. The last book he write Moby dick this book is very interesting and people like this story.

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