Damned by Dollars: Moby-Dick and the Price of Genius

  • Hershel Parker


One of Melville’s younger granddaughters told her children that the price of genius was too high for a family to pay. My topic is the price of genius, the price of beauty — what it cost Melville and his family for him to give us Moby-Dick.


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