Moby-Dick Big Read, Day 41

When I’m teaching Moby-Dick, I generally pose this question to my students at the appropriate moment: “What color is the white whale … really”?

The appropriate moment is this chapter, the one called “Moby Dick.” To find out why, take a look at this somewhat lengthy post over at

“Moby Dick” is read by writer Blake Morrison and illustrated with a photograph of Judy Chicago’s Rainbow Warrior (Greenpeace) (Prismacolor on rag paper, 24” x 24”; © Judy Chicago, 1980). The photograph is  © Donald Woodman.

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