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Heart of darkness : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism
Heart of darkness : authoritative text, backgrounds and contexts, criticism
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924 author.
Fifth edition.
Publication Information:
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Physical Description:
xxi, 478 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm.
"Heart of Darkness follows the story of Charlie Marlow's time working on the Congo River. In his attempts to aid Mr. Kurtz, the chief of the Inner Station, Marlow is confronted with the cruel realities of European imperialism in Africa. This Norton Critical Edition is based on the 1902 English first book publication. The text comes paired with explanatory footnotes, illustrations and photographs, and an introduction by the editor. "Backgrounds and Contexts" explores the wide range of historical attitudes that influenced the text, including essays on imperialism and the Congo, Nineteenth-Century Attitudes Toward Race, Conrad in the Congo, and The Author on Art and Literature. "Criticism" examines a wide range of critical responses to the novella, which span from Conrad's peers up until the twenty-first century. Essays from Chinua Achebe, Jeremy Hawthorn, Hunt Hawkins, Ian Watts, J. Hillis Miller, and others have been carried over from the previous edition. These classic essays are further supported by new material from Benita Parry, Susan Jones, Richard J. Ruppel, Adriana Cavarero, Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy, Urmila Seshagirl, and Nidesh Lawtoo. The collection of essays on film adaptations of the novella has been completely revised to include essays by Robert L. Carringer, Seymour Chatman, and Pamela Demory. A Chronology and revised Selected Bibliography are also included."--
The text of Heart of Darkness -- Imperialism and the Congo -- Congo under Leopold II / David Van Reybrouck -- The civilizing Mission / King Leopold II -- An open letter to His Serene Majesty Leopold II / George Washington Williams -- The Congo report / Roger Casement -- King Leopold's Soliloquy / Mark Twain -- Meeting Mr Kurtz / Adam Hochschild -- Conrad, Casement and the Congo atrocities / Allan Simmons -- The African character / G.W.F Hegel -- On the races of man / Charles Darwin -- Are humans one race or many? / Alfred Russel Wallace -- The comparative worth of different race / Francis Galton -- Emotional and intellectural nature of primitive man / Herbert Spencer -- The struggle of race against race / Karl Pearson -- Congolese Races? / Maarten Couttenier -- Selected letters on route to the Congo / Joseph Conrad -- The author on art and literature -- From Academy and literature / Edward Garnett -- The new novel / Henry James -- Joseph Conrad: a note / E.M. Forster -- Joseph Conrad / Virginia Woolf -- The journey within / Albert J. Guerard -- An image of Africa : Racism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness / Chinua Achebe -- Impressionism and symbolism in Heart of darkness / Ian Watt -- Heart of darkness and racism / Hunt Hawkins -- An unreadable report : Conrad's Heart of Darkness / Peter Brooks -- The women of Heart of Darkness / Jeremy Hawthorn. -- Two visions in Heart of darkness / Edward W. Said -- Should we read Heart of Darkness? / J. Hillis Miller -- The moment and afterlife of Heart of Darkness / Benita Parry -- Physical and narrative movement in Heart of darkness / Susan Jones -- Homosocial bonding and homosexual desire in Heart of Darkness / Richard J. Ruppel -- Horrorism : terror, violence and vulnerability / Adriana Cavarero -- The ecology of Heart of Darkness / Jeffrey mathes McCarthy -- Race and modernist form / Urmila Seshagiri -- Heart of darkness and the horror of Mimesis / Nidesh Lawtoo -- Orson Welles: from Heart of Darkness to Citizen Kane / Robert L. Carringer -- Apocalypse now redux returns to Heart of Darkness / Pamela Demory.
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