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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
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Aug 10, 1999 | ISBN 9780375753770

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This small novel is written with intense clarity – sentence for sentence it is still more unsettling than many unpleasant books that have been written since—Anne Enright

Conrad’s narrative arsenal is awesome… Conrad deals in profundities if he deals in anything, but it is just his ability to clip his own wings in midflight, to puncture his ponderously magnificent dirigibles, that make him such an impressive literary performerSunday Times

Still the debate rages: is Conrad’s novella an incisive critique of colonialism, or does it reinforce the very racist values it claims to unmask? Either way, his shrouded account of Marlow’s journey into the “god-forsaken wilderness” of the Congo demands to be read. At its core lies the enigmatic, awesome Kurtz, and civilisation itself. “And this also,” said Marlow suddenly, “has been one of the dark places of the earth”—Guardian

Conrad broadened the descriptive range of the English language (his glowing and luxuriant delight in words, the haunting decor of the tropics, all that maritime terminology) more than any of his contemporaries—Independent

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