Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Who else is so influenced by the Bard
I didn't know how deeply
Melville was influenced
by Shakespeare. A little
used paperback came in the
mail today: Call Me Ishmael.
(which I didn't pay very much
for it). We're almost finished with
discussing Moby Dick in my
literature class, I think this 1947
book has given me more to think
about ~~~ quoting from Melville
" those deep far-away things in him;
those occasional flashings-forth of
the intuitive Truth in him; those
short, quick probings at the very
axis of reality;-- these are the things
that make Shakespeare, Shakespeare."
Shakespeare is in Moby Dick
which is why we begin Much Ado
about Nothing next. Good follow
up, I'd say.
Does anyone know what other authors
have so many references to Shakespeare
Do any who are trenched in Charlotte
Mason's writings know what American
authors she used in her curriculum?