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Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness

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Presenting an accessible introduction to Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness', this title includes a selection of new essays and reprinted critical essays providing a range of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section.

The Portrayal of Women in Joseph Conrads Heart Of Darkness

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Essay from the year 2018 in the subject English - History of Literature, Eras, grade: 1,7, University of Hildesheim (Institut für englische Sprache und Literatur), course: English Literature - Female Agency in the 20th century, language: English, abstract: This paper has the intention to display that the portrayal of women in Joseph Conrads "Heart of Darkness" is sexist and shows characteristic differences between the male and female gender in terms of intellect, dignity, power and character. The novella "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad has been discussed in depth by various students, professors and literature experts. Opinions vary widely in the racism debate, colonization / imperialism, and the representation of the female gender. For many it is a great piece of fiction and far ahead of its time. For others, the advocacy of slavery and imperialism as well as the oppression of women characterizes this novella.

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness

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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.

Heart of Darkness

Author : Joseph Conrad
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Dark allegory describes the narrator's journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr. Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region. Masterly blend of adventure, character development, psychological penetration. Considered by many Conrad's finest, most enigmatic story.

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness

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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.

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness

Author : Harold Bloom
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Presents a collection of critical essays about Conrad's famous novel, arranged in chronological order of publication.

Heart of Darkness

Author : David Zane Mairowitz
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Sees colonial trader, Marlow, recount his journey into the heart of Africa and his discovery of Kurtz, a company manager rumoured to have gone mad. As the details of Kurtz's dealings with the natives and his state of mind unfold, the lines between perception and interpretation of madness begin to blur. Continuing SelfMadeHero's acclaimed Eye Classics series, Heart of Darkness is revived for a new generation in a format perfect for the graphic novel genre.

Heart of Darkness

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Acclaimed cartoonist Peter Kuper delivers a powerful interpretation of this controversial classic. Heart of Darkness has unsettled generations of readers with its haunting portrait of colonialism and brutal exploitation in Africa. Now award-winning illustrator Peter Kuper reimagines Conrad's masterpiece for a new generation, transforming this dramatic tale of madness, greed, and evil into something visually immersive and profoundly complex. Drawn in pen, black pencil, and ink wash reminiscent of the etchings and lithography of Francisco Goya and Honoré Daumier, Kuper's Heart of Darkness captures the ominous atmosphere and tempo of Charles Marlow's journey up the River Congo. Kuper's images and concise text confront Conrad's colonial attitudes and systemic racism yet leave room for readers to engage with these issues on their own terms. Longtime admirers of the novella will appreciate Kuper's innovative interpretations and see Conrad's opus with fresh eyes, while new readers will discover a brilliant introduction to a canonical work of twentieth- century literature. Black-and-white

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness

Author : Graham Bradshaw
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Conrad finished Heart of Darkness on 9th February, 1899 and on publication it had an impact as powerful as any long short story, or short novel ever written – it is only 38,000 words. It quickly became, and has remained, Conrad’s most famous work and has been regarded by many in America, if not elsewhere, as his greatest work. Exciting and profound, lucid and bewildering, and written with an exuberance which sometimes seems at odds with its subject matter, it has influenced writers as diverse as T.S.Eliot, Graham Greene, William Golding, and Ngugi wa Thiong’o. It has also inspired, among others, Orson Welles, who made two radio versions the second of which, in 1945, depicted Kurtz as a forerunner of Adolf Hitler, and Francis Ford Coppola who turned it into the film Apocalypse Now. More critical attention has probably been paid to it, per word, than to any other modern prose work. It has also become a text about which, as the late Frank Kermode once complained, interpreters feel licensed to say absolutely anything. Why? What is it about Heart of Darkness that has captivated critics and readers for so long and caused so many millions of words to be written about it? And why has its peculiarly dark and intense vision of life so frequently been misunderstood? Graham Bradshaw provides the answers in this illuminating guide.

Heart of Darkness Ed Peters

Author : Joseph Conrad
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Heart of Darkness is based upon Joseph Conrad’s own experience in the Congo; “it is,” as he remarks in his 1916 author’s note to Youth: A Narrative and Two Other Stories, “experience pushed a little (and only very little) beyond the actual facts.” Unlike many other editions, this new edition of Conrad’s most famous tale focuses on the time in which Conrad was himself in the Congo, while also exploring the differences between his reported experiences and their reshaping in fiction. This edition includes an extensive selection of Conrad’s correspondence and autobiographical writing, as well as contemporary accounts of the Congo from other writers. Contemporary reviews situate Heart of Darkness in its literary contexts.

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness

Author : Joseph Conrad
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REA's MAXnotes for William Shakespeare's Othello The MAXnotes offers a comprehensive summary and analysis of Othello and a biography of William Shakespeare. Places the events of the play in historical context and discusses each act in detail. Includes study questions and answers along with topics for papers and sample outlines.

Colonial Perspectives in Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness

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Essay aus dem Jahr 2010 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 2,0, Europa-Universität Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder), Veranstaltung: Interpersonal Relations in a Globalized World, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: Interpreting the novel „Heart of Darkness“, confronts the reader in a direct way with the barbarity of the former colonial system in Congo. Joseph Conrad illustrates in his highly valued novel numerous aspects of the European view of the African continent in the late 19th century. These times were characterized by an omnipresent pursue of establishing economically promising colonies in different parts of the world. Due to their vast repertoire of natural resources, African countries played an important role in the struggle about European hegemonic interests. However, aside from merely commercial matters, there was a certain need for moral justification based on ideological concepts. The novel's central character Marlow “reflects the authors perception”(Cf. Achebe 2000: 21 et seq.) of the Congo's inhabitants and nature, as well as his attitude towards the sense or nonsense of colonial enforcement of power. Analyzing Marlow's thoughts and comments, implies therefore drawing a picture of Conrad's mind and behavior patterns, developed during his engagement as a a captain on a steamship, in the course of Belgiums intention to exploit the Congo's natural and human resources. It is the act's impressive narrative style, as well as the subtle attempt to uncover Conrad's intentions, that prompt many critics to the position – represented among others by the famous Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe – that he has to be rated as being not only a good story-teller but also as being racist (Cf. Ibid.: 10, 25). Actually the novel contains several passages that confirm Achebe's opinion, for instance when Marlow, when speaking about the Congo's inhabitants, states disgustedly...

Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer

Author : Joseph Conrad
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Two short novels of human savagery in Africa and the conflicting loyalties of a ship's officer depict man's potential for good and evil

Heart of Darkness with Study Guide

Author : Joseph Conrad
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Heart of Darkness With Study Guide includes the full text of Joseph Conrad's classic Heart of Darkness along with a summary and analysis of each section. Also included are character overviews and a For Further Study section, which suggests books, organizations and Web sites related to the work and its author. Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness tells the story of Marlow's mythical journey up the Congo River to visit his employer's agent, the legendary Mr. Kurtz. Witnessing along the way the primitive ruthlessness of the Congo, this physical as well as symbolic trip reveals to Marlow the fragility and horrors of human nature. Written in 1899, Heart of Darkness is as timely today as it was over a century ago, having been adapted in many forms, most visibly in Francis Ford Coppola's 1979 movie Apocalypse Now. Being such a complex and important work of literature Heart of Darkness With Study Guide is a must-have in the library of both the casual reader and the scholar.

Heart of Darkness

Author : Joseph Conrad
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Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness (1902) was first published as a three-part series in 1899 in Blackwood's Magazine. It presents the story of the raconteur, Marlow, who has been assigned to a foreign mission by a Belgian trading company on Congo River. Its subject is the dark heart of humanity, its message that man is basically malevolent and that his ills are only veiled by civilization.

Heart of Darkness

Author : Joseph Conrad
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With wide format pages to give generous margins for notes, the editor presents the latest Conrad scholarship in an introduction, and also includes notes, selected criticism and a chronology of the author's life and times.

Heart of Darkness

Author : Joseph Conrad
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When an essay is due and dreaded exams loom, this title offers students what they need to succeed. It provides chapter-by-chapter analysis, explanations of key themes, motifs and symbols, a review quiz, and essay topics. It is suitable for late-night studying and paper writing.

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness The Display of Victorian Values in a Context of Crisis

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2015 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1,3, Technische Universitat Carolo-Wilhelmina zu Braunschweig (Institut fur Anglistik/Amerikanistik), Veranstaltung: Victorian Cities, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: In the "Scramble for Africa" of the colonial era the British nation justified their expansion, in which they took other people's land, by claiming "a civilizing mission based on its own moral, racial, and national superiority" (The Norton Anthology of British Literature: Victorian Imperialism). In practice, however, this superiority was constantly challenged. The colonial officers, who were sent to the colonies, struggled with the new environment which was different from Europe in many ways. They had difficulties in adopting to the new setting which they perceived as a "nowhere" place, a place far off from civilization where people live after their own rules. Being in the wilderness, the colonial rulers were not subjected to supervision and judicial authority like in Europe. The paper at hand seeks to explore the influence of the African setting on the colonial masters with reference to the novel "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad. The claim is that exposed to the African environment, Victorian values no longer prove valid. This thesis will be discussed with reference to the novel's protagonist Mr. Kurtz, who is depicted as a colonial agent working in the Congo for a British trading company."

Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness

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Horror in Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent

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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, Saarland University (Anglistik, Amerikanistik und Anglophone Kulturen), course: Joseph Conrad, language: English, abstract: "'The horror! The horror!'" "'Horrible, horrible!'" Although the novels are different in style and plot, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent have one thing in common: They are full of different kinds of 'horror' and 'madness'. But what are all these different kinds of horror? Why does Conrad use this word this often? Is the horror in the Heart of Darkness the same as in The Secret Agent? In this paper, I will try to analyse some of the horrible aspects Conrad mentions in his texts. The first chapter will have a closer look at Kurtz's famous phrase "'The horror! The horror!'." I will give insight in some of my own interpretations of what could be meant with this horror. The second part of this paper will investigate the horrors and fears of the three main characters in The Secret Agent: Stevie, Winnie Verloc and Mr Verloc. In the end, there will be a short conclusion of the aspects of horror I have explored.