Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Paul Harding talks about Orison Books and our forthcoming title, The Divine Magnet: Herman Melville’s Letters to Nathaniel Hawthorne, in a recent interview at The Boston Globe!
I’ve been rereading Moby-Dick, which is a perennial book on my nightstand. I’m reading that along with Herman Melville’s writing about and to Nathaniel Hawthorne. All of their correspondences are being republished by Orison Books, and I’ve been asked to write the foreword. What is astonishing is you can read a page of Moby-Dick and then jump into a page of Melville’s letters to Hawthorne, and there is no drop off in the quality of the writing or the sheer cosmic, metaphysical concerns.
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