"Mother, you wrote about the gore in MOBY-DICK!!!"

August 10, 2015

My daughter knows me as a romantic.  The other day she said, “Mother, I was so surprised to find your newsletters filled with articles on the gore of cannibalism in MOBY-DICK. And even the bloody descriptions of carving up whales. It seems so unlike you.”

Ah, dear daughter. I brought you up with such delicate care, introducing you to fine music, art, ballet, literature, paintings, history. But I am also interested in nature. I put the cannibalism features in my newsletters around Halloween. I thought my readers would be interested. The gore is so well written that anyone would find it fascinating.