Perpetually Entering ‘Whale’ Into a Search Engine

Philip Hoare, “Moby-Dick: Melville’s Victorian Blog,” The Guardian Saturday 20 0ctober 2012

In many ways, Moby-Dick was more like a Victorian blog, and I often think that if Melville had been writing his book today, he would never have finished it: he’d be perpetually entering “whale” into a search engine.

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Jean-Paul Draws a Blank, and Other Misadventures
A children’s book for grown-ups, or vice-versa

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At the school gates, Jean-Paul watched Maman walk away. He watched her walk away until she was a dot in the distance. He watched her walk away until she disappeared from view. He watched the view from which she had disappeared by walking away. At the school gates, Jean-Paul saw something he could not unsee.