Tarzan of the Apes
Publish date: April 12th 2012
Publisher: Library of America
Pages no: 432
Edition language: English
by William Burroughs This is a Classic story that is familiar to most people, having seen some version of it on television, as a movie and even in cartoons. Tarzan is iconic, but reading the original story really opened my eyes to the genius of the source material. The writing itself is beautifu...
Knock me sideways, that last third made this so much better than I expected. It IS full of "whiteman's burdeen", and "fair for it time" commentary, and "nobility breeds true" and all that chivarious "poor little woman" bullshit. But... BUT! That friendship with D'arnot! And all the intern explorat...
A very interesting story and one that indeed does turn out to be better than the other ones by Burroughs that I have read and I am a fan of Burroughs. To get it out of the way, as one would expect for a pulp novel set in Africa written before the outbreak of World War I, there is lots of racism how...
What did I learn about Tarzan? He's a homicidal maniac. If you have something he likes, prepare to die. He also loves to play "jokes" on others. Which usual scares the shit out of the neighboring tribes. Skulls appearing out of thin air and bodies falling from the sky are not jokes.
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