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Joseph Conrad
Birth date: 1857-12-03
Died: 1924-08-03
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 1 year ago
(Original Review, 2002-06-25)One of my oldest friends, both female and a graduate in English loathes Lessing, and I could just as easily wonder how Nabokov can offer anything superior to Under Western Eyes, The Secret Agent, Nostromo or Victory, which must have one of the most memorable lines in Eng...
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...
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