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Literature for Lunch Reading Series Tackles the Ultimate Classic

picture of book and ship for Moby Dick

The Hemingway Literary Center of the English Department at Boise State is celebrating 200 years since the birth of Herman Melville, author of the much-celebrated “Moby-Dick.” The center invites the community to watch for talks and readings throughout the upcoming fall and spring celebrating Melville@200 and the influence of his work on art and culture.

In addition, Literature for Lunch, the popular and long-lived public reading series, also will focus on Melville. The group will meet once a month at the Boise Public Library to discuss “Moby-Dick” — so if you’ve always wanted to read the classic, here’s your chance to do it, section by section, enhanced by inspired conversation.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, Sept. 28, chapter 1 “Loomings” to chapter 39 “First Night-Watch”
Friday, Oct. 26, chapter 40 “Midnight, Forecastle” to chapter 72 “The Monkey-Rope”
Friday, Nov. 16, chapter 73 “Stub and Flask Kill a Right Whale; and Then Have a Talk Over Him” to chapter 105 “Does the Whale’s Magnitude Diminish? — Will He Perish?”
Friday, Dec. 7, chapter 106 “Ahab’s Leg” to the Epilogue.

Book discussions are held at the Boise Public Library, 715 S. Capitol Blvd. from 12:10 to 1 p.m. in the Bingham Room (third floor) and are free and open to the public. Books are available at Rediscovered Books on 8th street between Main and Idaho at a 10 percent discount and at the Boise State Bookstore in the Student Union Building at a 25 percent discount.

For more information, contact English Professor Cheryl Hind