"That truth should be silent I had almost forgot"--Enobarbus in ANTONY AND CLEOPATRA, back in Rome after having been too long in Egypt.---------
Melville's PIERRE, Book 4, chapter 5: "Something ever comes of all persistent inquiry; we are not so continually curious for nothing."
Friday, February 15, 2013
Fayaway--Cover of TYPEE in the Barnacle Books / Rare Bird edition
Hot out of the mailbox! This edition contains the Northwestern-Newberry text and my introduction, "Melville as 'The Modern Boccaccio': The Fascinations of Fayaway." For those who do not remember, all during Melville's lifetime his most famous character was Fayaway and he was regarded as America's first literary sex symbol (and heterosexual at that, for the first decades).