Tags » Kurtz

CNN Rallies to Jim Acosta's Defense...Sort Of

The dispute between our next President and CNN’s Jim Acosta hasn’t exactly died down. On Sunday Trump’s Sean Spicer said Acosta should apologize, and CNN leaped to their reporter’s defense with a statement of support. 594 more words


The Wealthy Pauper: Kurtz Establishing the Utopia of the Poor in Joseph Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’

Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness has long been the toast of English criticism since its publication in 1899. The novella’s dense allusions and controversial imagery sparked heated debates about the European colonization cause and Africa’s exploited description and past, with counter-readings and deferring opinions ranging from the meaning of “darkness” to the implications of the novella’s reach. 5,409 more words

Heart Of Darkness


Thoughts on and a review of HGWells’ The Croquet Player…

What do you feel about the scary crisis of existing in the world as it has become in this glorious New Millennium? 4,736 more words


Thanks for the support overseas!

I wanted to give a thanks to my supporters for the month of September in the U.K.  I really appreciate your interest in my work and I will forever endeavor to write tales that will entertain you.   13 more words


Heart of Darkness: Marlow's State of Mind

Two deaths – one real, one imagined – significantly impact Marlow and his state of mind in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness.  The real death is that of the helmsman, who is speared directly in front of Marlow during an attack on the steamship; the imagined death is that of Kurtz, whom Marlow assumes is now also dead. 537 more words


The Earliest Beginnings of the World

As Marlow in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness travels up the Congo River, he says that “Going up that river was like traveling back to the earliest beginnings of the world, when vegetation rioted on the earth and the big trees were kings” (33). 519 more words



Let’s face it, nuance went out with the rise of cable news.  Not only do politicians not reach across the aisle to seek compromises, but they essentially don’t associate with members of the other parties.   576 more words