Thursday, December 13, 2007

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1 comment:

Adam Johns said...

You are leaving big ideas just barely touched upon here. Example: you point out that Poe is making links simultaneously to the whale and the staircase.

Hey, wait. That gives us a new opening into the book (not unlike some of my insane literary references which can take you through the book from beginning to end)- what does it mean that the whale (which is linked to Jonah, and to Moby-Dick) is practically identified _as_ the staircase?

This is a subject for a paper in itself.