“Does the Whale’s Magnitude Diminish?  Will He Perish?” (chapter 105 of MOBY DICK) – How marvelous that we find this question heading a chapter whose number is the same as the page number (page 105 of THE MESSAGE) on which we find Kiran’s utopian poem !! Yes. I am reading MOBY DICK – again. This time on my Kindle as I am in Kyrgyzstan, far from my home library (in storage in Seattle). There I Have a beautifully printed and bound volume of MOBY DICK and a fine set of CDs for audio listening. And here I have a Russian translation, though my Russian proficiency is still very low. Over the years, I’ve viewed at least two fine Hollywood films of … Read More