I'm always happy to see Herman Melville quoted:

Milton's Satan is morally very superior to his God, as whoever perseveres despite adversity and torture is superior to whoever, in cold Vengeance, takes the most horrible revenge on his enemies.

And so quotes Tariq Ali in his "instant-book" (actually, chunky pamphlet) Rough Music: Blair, Bombs, Baghdad, London, Terror (Verso) on the "murderous mayhem that Blair's war has sown". (Touchingly, the book is dedicated to Paul Foot: "greatly missed in these scoundrel times".)

Going back to Milton (kinda!), Moby Lives has been quiet for a while: a note on the blog says "We'll try again next Monday (19 September 2005)" but that date seems to have come and gone without any entries on the site. Hopefully, they'll be back soon.

The publishing arm connected to the site Melville House has published some wonderful novellas e.g. Guy de Maupassant's The Horla and Michael Kohlhaas's Heinrich Von Kleist and also Melville's Bartleby the Scrivener.

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