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Local artist’s work selected for online reading of Moby-Dick

Posted by Jackie Mantey | September 18, 2012 04:22 PM

Indie kid favorites like Tilda Swinton and John Waters are lending their voices for the reading of one whale of a book. Moby Dick Big Read, a project that launched a couple days ago, uploads one audio recorded chapter of the Herman Melville classic per day. The chapters are read by everyone from actors and playwrights to fishermen and children. Accompanying each chapter is a piece of art inspired by “Moby-Dick” created by a contemporary artist; that venerable list includes Matt Kish, the Dublin-based librarian who created one illustration to correspond with each page of the 552-page book. Kish will be with chapter 76, according to the New York Times. Listen to the classic for free here. At least hear Tilda Swinton command that famous opening line: “Call me Ishmael.”

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