The Great American Typo


The Smithsonian attempts to hunt down its own white whale: why is Moby-Dick hyphenated in the title of the novel but unhyphenated in the text?

P.E. Garcia is an Editorial Assistant for The Rumpus and the Dead Letters Editor for the Offing. His writing has appeared in Hunger Mountain, Prairie Schooner, and more. His chapbook is available from Awst Press. Born and raised in Arkansas, he now lives in Philadelphia where he's a PhD student at Temple University. Find him on Twitter @AvantGarcia. More from this author →