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Bartleby the Scrivener

Bartleby the Scrivener


by Herman Melville

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

The more pensive of the two avenging angels in Kevin Smith's Dogma (1999) is named Bartleby, no doubt in a reference to Melville's short story.

And more general comedy lovers, this one is for you: a young character named Ginger Nut makes a brief appearance at the end of British cop-spoof Hot Fuzz.

We might prefer not to…OK, so this isn't specifically "Bartleby" related, but apparently there's a Moby-Dick Marathon (over 24 hours of nonstop Melville read out loud) that takes place every year – wow. (Source)

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