Original research and riffs on Herman Melville, authorship, and nineteenth-century American literature.
> Probably Dr. Snodhead could sort it out.He is the Clement Moore Professor of Linguistics at the College of St. Claus, is he not?
He will be, after I endow the Chair, after I hit the Powerball jackpot.
Hey hey, I just found this excellent and highly pertinent article by Cornelis de Jong on Melville's mockery of foreign whalers. Wish I had seen this earlier, via SSOAR:"Like many Americans Melville does not always make a distinction between the Dutch and the Germans, sometimes calling both nations Dutch. He depicts Derick de Deer and his crew as inexperienced, clumsy but conceited suckers." https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-56113-3Hooray for open access!!!