Kenneth Setzer

In the Heart of the Sea

Today is the anniversary of a remarkable event in nautical history. The whaleship Essex, stove and sunk by a whale: the victim/leviathan fought back. The ultimate text on this tale … Continue reading

November 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

On this Day in Publishing History …

When I opened Google today, the Google doodle featured this beautiful scene from one of my favorite author’s magnum opus:

October 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

One of my Favorite Creepy Words — and Why

As a young linguist (I love saying that, though it sounds way pompous), I most loved the little tidbits of linguistic lore some of my favorite professors would bestow on … Continue reading

August 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

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