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Moby-Dick In Pictures

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Today is Herman Melville‘s birthday. This October, Tin House will be releasing Matt Kish‘s Moby-Dick In Pictures. Kish began illustrating Melville’s masterpiece in 2009 by “creating images based on text selected from every page of the 552-page Signet Classics paperback edition.” You can preview some of the work on the book’s designated Twitter account.





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  1. Escaped Notice
    at 2:26 pm on August 1, 2011

    Moby-Dick has a very modern swing-for-the-fences sensibility that has inspired many artists. The Modern Library edition with Rockwell Kent woodcuts is still in print.

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