Parsing the Subtext

November 25, 2013 | 1 book mentioned 1

What do Nick Carraway, Katniss Everdeen and Ishmael (from Moby-Dick) all have in common? Ester Bloom suspects all three are in the closet.

is a staff writer for The Millions and an MFA candidate at Johns Hopkins. Prior to coming to Baltimore, he studied literature and worked in IT while living in Dublin, Ireland. You can find him on Twitter at @tdbeckwith.

One comment:

  1. Ismael? But what about Moby Dick himself? What’s he doing chasing after a ship full of guys all the time? And his NAME!? He’s a whale, for heaven’s sake. It’s probably ten feet long!

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