"Pip at sea: loneliness, blackness"
Tom Dumm's article in Massachusetts Review 46, 3 (Fall 2005) via I cite. Jodi writes:
"A fantastic article from my friend Tom Dumm in Massachusetts Review 46, 3 (Fall 2005). I'll blow the ending: he argues that Ishmael is Pip. Tom reads Moby Dick in part out of his interest in loneliness. He writes: "To be lonely in America is to be black, and brilliant, constantly in danger of being bought and sold, rooted in the deepest genealogy of power and loss, and secret witness to a catastrophe that only deepens over time." More of Dumm's article Who Is Ishmael?