Wednesday, January 12, 2011

1970 German Language Moby-Dick

Nennt mich Ismael.

Compare this cover with the pervious Norton Edition cover.
Both editions are products of the 1970's, during which there was a minor trend back to the "classic look" early in the decade after the excesses of the 60's pop art, but the German cover takes a slant into humanism, as the face of the harpooner is covered in despairation and fear.

Oder der wal

The first foreign language Moby-Dick that I purchased was one in the Icelandic language. I bought that one on Ebay and the seller asked me if I read Icelandic, when I told him no, but I collected Moby-Dick editions, I could hear him scratching his head: okay?whatever...

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