H12 - 
The Big Novel in TAS: Moby Dick
  Moby Dick is universally held as one of the greatest works in American literature. A no-holds-barred adventure tale it is at the same time a novel of messianic obsession, Puritan theology, political calculation, psychological analysis and a first rate primer on whaling that made mid-19th c. New Bedford one of the wealthiest cities in America. However, often the adventure tale prevails over the deep philosophic pulse of the novel; Melville's powerful meditation on the nature of reality and our place in it and, the central question driving this inquiry: What is God's intention in allowing evil to plague mankind? Recognizing the novel's length and the relentless demands of teaching, TAS has scheduled this class in the spring so you will have enough time to read the novel.
Harvard University-Rosovsky Hall
5/4/2020, 5/11/2020