Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism

Book - 1989
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"Heart of Darkness" grew out of a journey Joseph Conrad took up the Congo River; the verisimilitude that the great novelist thereby brought to his most famous tale everywhere enhances its dense and shattering power. Apparently a sailor's yarn, it is in fact a grim parody of the adventure story, in which the narrator, Marlow, travels deep into the heart of the Congo where he encounters the crazed idealist Kurtz and discovers that the relative values of the civilized and the primitive are not what they seem. "Heart of Darkness" is a model of economic storytelling, an indictment of the inner and outer turmoil caused by the European imperial misadventure, and a piercing account of the fragility of the human soul.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c1989
ISBN: 9780312007614
0312007612
9780312030261
0312030266
Branch Call Number: 823.912/CON
Characteristics: x, 270 p. ;,22 cm
Additional Contributors: Murfin, Ross C.

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