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

  • Hershel Parker

Abstract

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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© Hershel Parker 2004

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