The Man Who Lived Among Cannibals: Poems In The Voice of Herman Melville
by Laurie Robertson-Lorant
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A sequence of thirty-seven persona poems fusing fact and fiction, reality and imagination, profundity and humor. Biographer-poet Laurie Robertson-Lorant creates a vivid poetic memoir of Herman Melville, the adventurous sailor and author of Typee, Moby-Dick, Benito Cereno, Billy Budd and many other works of prose and poetry. Imagine Melville talking with Frederick Douglass about whaling, witness his erotice adventures in the South Seas, hear what the gossips say about him, see him comparying notes on history and politics with George Orwell in the belly of a whale.