Monday, 18 January 2016

Why Does Moby-Dick Have A Hyphen?

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It took Herman Melville years of whaling, writing and working to create Moby-Dick, a book that managed to get popular despite tepid reviews and miserable initial sales.

But questions about the book's meaning and the symbolism of its white whale pale in comparison to a debate that has endured since the book's publication: What's the deal with the title's hyphen?

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