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Benito Cereno: An Allegory of American Racism off the Chilean Coast

Benito Cereno: An Allegory of American Racism off the Chilean Coast
Despite having penned arguably the greatest American novel Moby Dick and the greatest American novella Billy Budd, Herman Melville lived the last decades of his life with his novels and lectures panned by critics. Check out our new Hatchet Book Reviews to find out why his novella Benito Cereno sheds light both on the highs and lows of his professional career and how the story could be read as a parable for institutionalized American racism. Continue reading