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The top 10 classic fears in literatureThe top 10 classic fears in literature

Posted By Mariannator

By Marianna Torgovnick It’s the story that inspired Moby Dick. In 1819, the crewmembers of the whaleship Essex watched in horror as their boat was struck by a sperm whale and began to flood. Forced into small boats with little food or water, they had three options: they could head to the nearest land, the […]


How to read our fears: Karen Thompson Walker at TEDGlobal 2012How to read our fears: Karen Thompson Walker at TEDGlobal 2012

Posted By Ben Lillie

A story of fear In 1819, off the coast of Chile, 20 American sailors watch their whaleship, the Essex, fill with seawater. It had been struck by a sperm whale. They took to their small boats, with limited equipment and little food and water. This story, from Stove by a Whale, the narrative of Owen […]