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Redburn and the 9/11 Memorial: Melville’s words still ring true

A few weeks ago, while I was visiting the US (on a Liverpool-London-Detroit-New York-London- Liverpool journey), I reread Herman Melville‘s Redburn in preparation for my class this autumn, Writers in Victorian Liverpool. Redburn, the titular character, is a young American, … Continue reading

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Seeing Liverpool through Herman Melville’s Eyes: Google Earth Map of Victorian Liverpool

Most people have experienced entering a foreign city for the first time– it’s those first moments when your senses are most perceptive. Struck by the new sights and smells, the architecture and the customs, the strange and extraordinary aspects of the city emerge. … Continue reading

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