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 patell.org

“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