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Heart of Darkness and the Congo Diary - Community Reviews back

by Joseph Conrad
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 year ago
There's nothing wrong with a bit of baggy. And certainly there's little or nothing 19th century without that touch of cellulite. And that's mostly where all the masterpieces live. No waste. But no bounty either. Conrad's prose is too parsimonious for anything to get very close to masterpiece status....
The better to see you, my dear
The better to see you, my dear rated it 1 year ago
I did not get this one at all. Well, more or less. The setting and atmosphere is excellently done and chilling. The whole vibe of everyone being a bit skewed from right in the head persistent and disturbing. The content on colonization, "civilizing" other cultures, and the measure of human vs sava...
JB's Reading Life
JB's Reading Life rated it 2 years ago
Strange story, very well told, centred on unfolding the character of the enigmatic Kurtz who remained enigmatic. No particular plot so unsatisfying.
KOMET
KOMET rated it 2 years ago
I struggled with this book for months. At times, I was loathe to continue with it, and would put the book aside for weeks at a time. But I persisted, if only because I had read about 30 years ago another work of Joseph Conrad whose setting was the Dutch East Indies. And for me, Joseph Conrad (a Pole...
Calyre
Calyre rated it 3 years ago
C'est impossible. Nous vivons comme nous rêvons - seuls...
Chris' Fish Place
Chris' Fish Place rated it 3 years ago
Seriously, one of those books that you always look at differently.
A Bookworms Bookshelf
A Bookworms Bookshelf rated it 4 years ago
Let’s get right down to it folks: I hate this book. I hate it with a burning passion, and I’m experiencing severe dislike for my English teacher for making me read this pile of shit. She’s a lovely lady, but I don’t understand why she hates me because there’s no other reason as to why she would make...
It's a Books World
It's a Books World rated it 4 years ago
Goodreads summary: 'The mind of man is capable of anything - because everything is in it, all the past as well as all the future. What was there after all? Joy, fear, sorrow, devotion, rage - who can tell? - but truth - truth stripped of its cloak of time. Let the fool gape and shudder - the man kno...
Chris' Eclectic Book Reviews
Chris' Eclectic Book Reviews rated it 4 years ago
I listened to this audiobook on Audible and loved every minute of it. Back in college at UT (Austin) I was in a Shakespeare class and we were lucky enough to have members of the Royal Shakespeare company come to our class and perform, play music, and answer our inane questions about all things Eli...
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
Every student of literature has a few classics that somehow slipped away and didn't get read during those long years of secondary and post-secondary education. Sometimes we even believe we have read them because of the plethora of references. Heart of Darkness is one of mine, and I finally got aroun...
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