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  • adjective tyrannically monomaniac


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Ahab +‎ -ian, after the fictional captain in Herman Melville's Moby-Dick who is obsessed with the killing of a whale that once injured him.


  • Throughout his career, Kenton—the pianist, composer, arranger, bandleader and pop demagogue—embarked on an Ahabian quest to forge a new music, inspired equally by the 20th-century concert music he loved and the jazz that had also captured his heart.

    The Jazz Scene: Birthdays and Mermaids

  • Essentially another morality play on Nietzsche's gaze into the abyss bit, there's a couple of subplots, including one involving a profiler's hypothetical Ahabian great white whale of an evildoer, etc.

    the dream is always the same....(theremin)

  • In an act of arguably Ahabian obsessiveness, writer Damion Searls has pulled together every chapter, word, and punctuation mark that Orion's abridger cut from Melville's original

    Brit Lit Blogs


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