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Herman Melville Honored for Surviving his Work with Cannibals

"Herman Melville, ... was credited by the Rev. Titus Coan of the Hawaiin Islands with being the first competent writer who undertook to share the life of a cannibal community in the South Seas and who got away alive to write his book."

Herman Melville Honored for Surviving his Work with Cannibals
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  1. chris

    chris (23 Oct 2008)

    Were there less "competent" writers among the cannibals who lived to tell the tale?

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