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In 2012 we organized the first-ever marathon-style reading in New York City of Herman Melville’s American classic, Moby-Dick, Or, the Whale. Celebrating the anniversary of the novel’s publication in the United States on November 14, 1851, the inaugural NYC marathon spanned three days, three bookstores, and two boroughs, featuring over 100 readers.

The marathon will be on hiatus in 2013 and will return in 2014.

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  1. Caryn Koplik says:

    Warm up for the big read. Join the National Humanities Center for a free online seminar: Teaching Melville’s “Bartleby, the Scrivener” Thursday, November 15 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm EST.
    Andrew Delbanco, Julian Clarence Levi Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University will lead an exploration of the text focused on close reading. There will also be discussion about how to teach this story in the classroom. Register free of charge using code TBS. https://americainclass.org/event-registration/?ee=10

  2. [...] A weekend-long marathon reading of Herman Melville’s classic whale-tale “Moby-Dick” is due to take over the city — 624 pages spread over Manhattan and Brooklyn — with a powerhouse roster of readers, [...]

  3. [...] is due to take over the city — 624 pages spread over Manhattan and Brooklyn — with a powerhouse roster of readers, including literary heavies like Jonathan Ames, Sarah Vowell, Lev Grossman, and Adam [...]

  4. [...] Reading – Moby-Dick Marathon: first-ever marathon-style reading in New York City of Herman Melville’s American classic, [...]

  5. [...] The event is far from the first of its kind, though it may be the first to have such an active online presence. The idea came from an annual marathon reading of the book that takes place in Sag Harbor [...]

  6. gluejar says:

    Don’t forget, Moby-Dick belongs to all of us! Project Gutenberg has a very good quality free ebook, with versions available for just about any device, at http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2701

  7. [...] all Moby-Dick fans! During NYC’s inaugural reading marathon, literary luminaries including Sarah Vowell, Rick Moody, Michele Filgate, Touré, and our own Tim [...]

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