"Moby Dick," la novela que William Faulkner hubiera querido escribir, ha alcanzado el reconocimiento y el elogio constante que merece una construccion narrativa impecable. La lucha del capitan Ahab, su terrible obsesion y la mitica persecucion de la ballena han traspasado fronteras, consiguiendo asi la indiscutible categoria de obra maestra.
"Moby Dick es el paradigma novelistico de lo sublime: un logro fuera de lo comun."
About the Author
Herman Melville was an American novelist, poet, and lecturer best known for his classic novel Moby-Dick, as well as for his short fiction "Bartleby, the Scrivener," and the unfinished "Billy Budd, Sailor." Educated as a teacher and later as an engineer, Melville s writing was heavily influenced by his time aboard the whaling ship Acushnet, and his month-long captivity by Typee natives on Nuka Hiva island. Although Melville experienced success early in his writing career, public indifference to his masterpiece, Moby-Dick, resulted in waning attention, and his work was almost entirely disregarded by the time of this death in 1891. Melville s work experienced a revival in the early twentieth century, and he is now considered one of the pre-eminent American writers of his time. He is also one of the most-studied novelists, and was the first writer to be collected and published by the Library of America.