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Benito Cereno by Herman Melville
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Jul 30, 11

Just re-read. I meant to re-read Bartleby but mixed up the names so I got something a little heavier than I bargained for. Cap't Amaso Delano is pretty annoying (antiquated, offensive outrageous racial outlook emphasized for the story, plus he is kind of cocky in general), but Melville really does get you into the feelings of the story. I had forgotten how descriptive he is... you can read the entire plot in about 1/3 of the words he uses, but you would miss a lot if you skipped the detail. I still think Melville is a great writer.

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