The Blog

Call Me Herman

12:38 PM, Jan 3, 2014 • By GEOFFREY NORMAN
Widget tooltip
Single Page Print Larger Text Smaller Text Alerts

Garrison Keilor’s Writer’s Almanac notes that on this day:

… in 1841, the whaler Acushnet sailed from New Bedford, Massachusetts, with Herman Melville on board.


And, as lit majors by the millions know, he got a book out of it.

Recent Blog Posts