“The Hunt for Moby-Dick”, Lecture by Philip Hoare

Friday, January 2, 7:00 – 8:30  | FREE – followed the Moby Dick Marathon Pre-Marathon Dinner

This pre-marathon lecture featured celebrated author Philip Hoare, focusing on his film The Hunt for Moby-Dick.  In his books and films Mr. Hoare has explored the world of the whale from two aspects: that of human and natural history.  More than any other animal, he contends, the whale represents an extraordinary symbol of the conflict set up by that collision.  In his vivid, illustrated presentation, he looked at how our concept of the whale has changed – from Biblical leviathan to industrial resource and now environmental barometer.  Using a blend of art, literature, science, and personal experience, he explored the background that lies behind the remarkable work of art, prophecy and imagination that is Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick


Last modified: August 26, 2016

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