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There is Life Before Reading Moby-Dick, and There is Life After Reading Moby-Dick
Works mentioned: Report to Greco by Nikos Kazantzakis Moby-Dick; or, The Whale by Herman Melville Education of a Wandering Man by Louis L’Amour “The Fiddler” by Herman Melville 50 Great American Short Stories edited by Milton Crane
“I and My Chimney” by Herman Melville Great Short Works of Herman Melville edited by Warner Berthoff The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
“Arma Virumque” by Ambrose Bierce
The Sermon on the Mount by Jesus The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark by William Shakespeare The Tragedy of Macbeth by William Shakespeare In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex by Nathaniel Philbrick The Sea-Wolf by Jack London The Waste Land by T.S. Eliot
Other authors mentioned:
Patrick F. McManus
Edgar Allan Poe
Happy birthday, Harold.
⁓The Voice before the Void
“Jesus H. Christ”
This article is about the phrase. For the religious figure, see Jesus.
“Jesus H. Christ” is a common phrase used to refer to the religious figure Jesus Christ. It is a vulgarism and is uttered in anger, surprise, or frustration, though sometimes also with humorous intent. It is not used in the context of Christian worship.
The earliest use of the phrase is unknown, but in his autobiography, Mark Twain observed that it was in general use even in his childhood. Continue reading →