Description : Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness was first published in 1899 in serial form in London's Blackwood's Magazine. Loosely based on Conrad's firsthand experience in rescuing a company agent from a remote station in the heart of the Congo, the novel is considered a literary bridge between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. With its modern literary approach to questions such as the ambiguous nature of good and evil, the novel foreshadows many of the themes and techniques that define modern literature. This edition includes a glossary and notes to help the modern reader contend with Conrad's complex approach to the human condition.
Description : A group of white men journeys up the Congo River to invade the jungles of the Belgian Congo, in an effort to rob the natives of their irovy.
Description : HEART OF DARKNESS*AN OUTPOST OF PROGRESS*KARAIN*YOUTHThe finest of all Conrad's tales, 'Heart of Darkness' is set in an atmosphere of mystery and menace, and tells of Marlow's perilous journey up the Congo River to relieve his employer's agent, the renowned and formidable Mr Kurtz. What he sees on his journey, and his eventual encounter with Kurtz,horrify and perplex him, and call into question the very bases of civilization and human nature. Endlessly reinterpreted by critics and adapted for film, radio, and television, the story shows Conrad at his most intense and sophisticated.The other three tales in this volume depict corruption and obsession, and question racial assumptions. Set in the exotic surroundings of Africa, Malaysia. and the east, they variously appraise the glamour, folly, and rapacity of imperial adventure. This revised edition uses the English firstedition texts and has a new chronology and bibliography.
Description : Hastily Written In Pencil And Serialized In Blackwood S Magazine In 1899 As The Heart Of Darkness , And Later Published In Book Form In 1902, As Heart Of Darkness, The Sibylline Charm Of The Novel Has Established It As One Of The Most Important Canonical Texts Of British Literature. Critics Have Seen The Book As An Angry Document On Absurd And Brutal Exploitation (Guerard), Probably The Greatest Short Novel In English (Karl), An Annunciation Of The Savage God (Cox), An Adventure Story, An Early Instance Of Modern Fiction, An Existential Novel, And An Early Specimen Of New Historicism. The Novel Turns On A Double Paradox (Hillis Miller), And Addresses Itself Simultaneously To Europe S Exploitation Of Africa, The Primeval Human Situation, An Archaic Aspect Of The Mind S Structure And A Condition Of Moral Baseness (Parry). But At The Same Time The Novel Has Elicited An Angry Reaction From Chinua Achebe Who Calls Conrad, A Bloody Racist. The Present Study, One In The Series Of Atlantic Critical Studies, Attempts To Make A Close Reading Of The Novel, And Examines Its Various Aspects With Lucidity And Profundity, Never Losing, However, The Touch With The Reality Of The Academic Needs Of The Students Of English Literature.
Description : Introduction and Notes by Gene M. Moore, Universiteit van Amsterdam. Generally regarded as the pre-eminent work of Conrad's shorter fiction, Heart of Darkness is a chilling tale of horror which, as the author intended, is capable of many interpretations. Set in the Congo during the period of rapid colonial expansion in the 19th century, the story deals with the highly disturbing effects of economic, social and political exploitation of European and African societies and the cataclysmic behaviour this induced in some individuals. The other two stories in this book - Youth and The End of the Tether - concern the sea and those who sail upon it, a genre in which Conrad reigns supreme.
Description : Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad's fictional account of a journey up the Congo river in 1890, raises important questions about colonialism and narrative theory. This casebook contains materials relevant to a deeper understanding of the origins and reception of this controversial text, including Conrad's own story "An Outpost of Progress," together with a little-known memoir by one of Conrad's oldest English friends, a brief history of the Congo Free State by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a parody of Conrad by Max Beerbohm. A wide range of theoretical approaches are also represented, examining Conrad's text in terms of cultural, historical, textual, stylistic, narratological, post-colonial, feminist, and reader-response criticism. The volume concludes with an interview in which Conrad compares his adventures on the Congo with Mark Twain's experiences as a Mississippi pilot.
Description : Discusses the writing of Heart of darkness by Joseph Conrad. Includes critical essays on the work and a brief biography of the author.
Description : This book explores the interaction between corpus stylistics and translation studies. It shows how corpus methods can be used to compare literary texts to their translations, through the analysis of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and four of its Italian translations. The comparison focuses on stylistic features related to the major themes of Heart of Darkness. By combining quantitative and qualitative techniques, Mastropierro discusses how alterations to the original's stylistic features can affect the interpretation of the themes in translation. The discussion illuminates the manipulative effects that translating can have on the reception of a text, showing how textual alterations can trigger different readings. This book advances the multidisciplinary dialogue between corpus linguistics and translation studies and is a valuable resource for students and researchers interested in the application of corpus approaches to stylistics and translation.
Description : In MISTAH KURTZ! A PRELUDE TO HEART OF DARKNESS, James Reich discloses the contents of the papers that Kurtz entrusts to Marlow and the end of Joseph Conrad's canonical novella. Drawing on clues left in Conrad's account, the novel anticipates and dovetails with the arrival of Marlow at Kurtz's ivory station in the Congo. Giving voice to one of the most enigmatic characters in the literary canon, Reich presents meticulous and controversial solutions to the origins, mystery and messianic deterioration of Mistah Kurtz: company man, elephant man, poet, feral god. Appalling rivalries, murder, fragile loyalties, doubt and desire shroud the pages of this book-part adventure, part desperate confession. Filtering the strangeness of Apocalypse Now! and historical accounts of the ivory trade, this irreverent, audacious endeavor lends meat and madness to the ghosts of the Congo, names that which had been nameless, and renders this Season in Hell in crystalline clarity.