For me, second only to Whitman in the league of great American writers. Here’s a taste of what you get in Billy Budd. If you like this, imagine what the rest is like.
“Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.” Herman Melville, Billy Budd, Sailor.
Herman Melville’s Billy Budd
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