Hosted by Poet Laureate, Richard Wilbur, this documentary focuses on the unique life and work of Herman Melville, the author who penned such classic works as Moby Dick and Billy Budd. Wilbur tours the locales associated with Melville's life as a sailor, customs official and author in order to explore what moved and inspired this 19th century literary giant. The film includes dramatized excerpts from "Bartelby", "Billy Budd" and "Moby Dick". Stirring recitations from "Moby Dick" and "The College Colonel", interwoven with poignant photography and biographical insight, make this 30 minute documentary a must-see for literature lovers of all ages.
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