Tag: Nathaniel Philbrick

Book Review: "Why Read Moby-Dick?"

Why Read Moby-Dick? By Nathaniel Philbrick. 144 pp. Viking Adult. $25. If such a thing as the Great American Novel exists, Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick is almost certainly the finest example of the species—and not just because of its high quality. Moby-Dick serves as a model for the way that American writers of “literary fiction” see…