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Laurie Robertson-Lorant

Recognizing Melville's epic tale

By Laurie Robertson-Lorant
March 24, 2008

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A YEAR ago, as an exercise in understanding how legislation becomes law, 83 students from an elementary school in Pittsfield submitted a bill proposing "Moby-Dick" as the official state book of Massachusetts. Although it is only one of many great books written here in Massachusetts, I cannot think of a better candidate for this distinction. Written in Pittsfield, "Moby-Dick" has ... (Full article: 695 words)

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