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Joseph Conrad

Heart of Darkness

Originally published serially as three-part story, Heart of Darkness is a short but thematically complex novel exploring colonialism, humanity, and what constitutes a savage society. Set in the Congo in Central Africa, the tale is told in the frame of the recollections of one Charles Marlow, a captain of an ivory steamer. Marlow’s search for the mysterious and powerful «first-class agent» Kurtz gives way to a nuanced and powerful commentary on the horrors of colonialism, called by some the most analyzed work at university-level instruction.
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    Serghei Gherghelejiuділиться враженням4 роки тому

    There are a lot of comments about this novel. For me it means a deep dive into the human soul where the true darkness stands.

    Erikділиться враженням2 роки тому

    There is a kind of writer that deserves to be read carefully. Conrad is one of them because of his aknowledgement of the human soul. But, also, he is a master of the language.

    Nat Catділиться враженнямторік
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    A masterpiece

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    Rie Rieцитуєторік
    to a sea­man un­less it be the sea it­self, which is the mis­tress of his ex­is­tence and as in­scrutable as Destiny.
    Andrea EBJцитує3 місяці тому
    Their minds are of the stay-at-home order, and their home is always with them—the ship; and so is their country—the sea.
    b7317496587цитує3 місяці тому
    “… No, it is im­pos­si­ble; it is im­pos­si­ble to con­vey the life-sen­sa­tion of any given epoch of one’s ex­is­tence—that which makes its truth, its mean­ing—its sub­tle and pen­e­trat­ing essence. It is im­pos­si­ble. We live, as we dream—alone. …”

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