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7. 'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad

I was introduced to the books of Joseph Conrad in an undergraduate English course I took several years ago. It was entirely self-paced, and my only requirements were to read three novels and schedule a meeting with my instructor following the completion of each one. 380 more words


A Literary Analysis of Studying Literature

One of my classes is a literature class.

It’s my first literature class in university, and is different from the didactic nature of high-school literature. 858 more words


The Horror of Darkness: A review of the novel 'Heart of Darkness"

In 1975, when Chinua Achebe accused Joseph Conrad as a ‘bloody racist’ and harshly deprecated the image of Africa as portrayed in the latter’s magnum opus ‘Heart of Darkness’, the litany of the controversies around the book got a little longer. 693 more words


Objective Correlative story-telling: Marlow the tale-spinner in Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad’s short novel Heart of Darkness (1898) occupies a conflicted position in the Western literary canon. It has been read variously as a psychological study on the human capacity for darkness or evil, as a Dante-esque journey into hell, as one man’s quest for knowledge of his unconscious self (Feder 280) and as a treatise on the nature of humanity.

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Literary Essays

in brief

Flicker, please
Fumble and fade, bickering disease
of mine
of sickening mind
of pictures enshrined
and inflicted on peace over time
or sink into liquor and wine… 60 more words