New York Times review

Here’s the review in the daily New York Times. The photograph was taken by the paper in 2013 for another story, outside Commonplace Coffeehouse in Pittsburgh. I taught Moby Dick this semester, and this article’s nut graf evokes an 1851 review of the novel, described as: “a singular medley of naval observation, magazine article writing, satiric reflection upon the conventionalisms of civilized life, and rhapsody run mad.”