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Re: Last ten days on Moby Dick : Laurel : Chapter 132 The Symphony

Quite right you are--Chapter 132 The Symphony could very well bring to mind Mozart's Requiem (Mass for the dead).

I liked the opening paragraph (feminine sky) of the chapter in juxtoposition with the paragraph that you quoted (masculine sea). It was one of the great moments in reading this book.
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Re: Last ten days on Moby Dick : Laurel : Chapter 132 The Symphony



bryan87613 wrote:
Quite right you are--Chapter 132 The Symphony could very well bring to mind Mozart's Requiem (Mass for the dead).

I liked the opening paragraph (feminine sky) of the chapter in juxtoposition with the paragraph that you quoted (masculine sea). It was one of the great moments in reading this book.




That's one of the most gorgeous passages in the novel--to think that Melville is finding a whole new aesthetic in the already tired (by his time) genre of sea adventure.
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Re: Last ten days on Moby Dick : Laurel : Chapter 132 The Symphony

Yes, it is gorgeous. Thank you, Choisya, for making me go back to read it again.



fanuzzir wrote:


bryan87613 wrote:
Quite right you are--Chapter 132 The Symphony could very well bring to mind Mozart's Requiem (Mass for the dead).

I liked the opening paragraph (feminine sky) of the chapter in juxtoposition with the paragraph that you quoted (masculine sea). It was one of the great moments in reading this book.




That's one of the most gorgeous passages in the novel--to think that Melville is finding a whole new aesthetic in the already tired (by his time) genre of sea adventure.


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