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Title:
Readings on Heart of darkness
Author:
Swisher, Clarice, 1933-
Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
208 pages ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9781565108226

9781565108233
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

A 20-page biography and a chronology accompany 16 essays on the 1899 novel. They cover major themes such as a mythical journey into the self and the boundaries between life and death, the characters Kirtz and Marlow, Conrad's style and methods, and the context of Africa and colonialism. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Summary

A 20-page biography and a chronology accompany 16 essays on the 1899 novel. They cover major themes such as a mythical journey into the self and the boundaries between life and death, the characters Kirtz and Marlow, Conrad's style and methods, and the context of Africa and colonialism. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Gr. 9^-12. Part of the Literary Companion to British Literature series, this collection of critical essays will be stimulating reading for classes studying Conrad's classic novel. There's a biography, a chronology, and useful introductory notes to all the selections. The arrangement of the essays will spark discussion: after excellent in-depth talk about theme, style, and method, the collection ends with the famous attack by Chinua Achebe, who accuses Conrad of racism about "dark" Africa. Yet some of the best critics show that Conrad's story is about the inner journey, the darkness within. Teens and their teachers who know the book will find lots to talk about here. Others in Greenhaven's literature series are listed in the Series Roundup in this issue. --Hazel Rochman


Booklist Review

Gr. 9^-12. Part of the Literary Companion to British Literature series, this collection of critical essays will be stimulating reading for classes studying Conrad's classic novel. There's a biography, a chronology, and useful introductory notes to all the selections. The arrangement of the essays will spark discussion: after excellent in-depth talk about theme, style, and method, the collection ends with the famous attack by Chinua Achebe, who accuses Conrad of racism about "dark" Africa. Yet some of the best critics show that Conrad's story is about the inner journey, the darkness within. Teens and their teachers who know the book will find lots to talk about here. Others in Greenhaven's literature series are listed in the Series Roundup in this issue. --Hazel Rochman