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CLIP 9385

Writer Philip Hoare Discusses His Book 'Leviathan'

Writer Philip Hoare Discusses His Book 'Leviathan'
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Key Info
  • Writer Philip Hoare Discusses His Book 'Leviathan'
  • Duration: 02:40
  • Writer Philip Hoare explains his lifelong fascination with whales and the themes he explores in his book 'Leviathan'. He reads descriptive passages from the book on how whales sense their underwater world, and how it felt to swim alongside one. He draws references from the history of whale hunting and the Herman Melville classic novel 'Moby Dick'. This clip was first published on the Culture Show Archive, bbc.co.uk/cultureshow/archive.shtml. Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    English

       Topic:

    Writing: Non-Fiction

  • Keywords: leviathan, whale, Moby Dick, description, nature, non-fiction, writing techniques, writing skills
Ideas for use in class
  • Introduction to creative writing in which students are encouraged to take an animal and describe it in a new way.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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