Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440637237

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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In this pair of literary voyages into the inner self, Joseph Conrad has written two of the most chilling, disturbing, and noteworthy pieces of fiction of the twentieth century. Heart of Darkness is a devastating commentary on the corruptibility of humanity. Based on Conrad’s own 1890 trip up the Congo River, the story is told by Marlow, the novelist’s alter ego. It is a journey into darkness and horror—both literally, as the narrator descends into a sinister jungle landscape, and metaphorically, as he encounters the morally depraved Mr. Kurtz. The Secret Sharer is the tale of a young sea captain’s first command as he sails into the Gulf of Siam—and into an encounter with his mysterious “double,” the shadow self of the unconscious mind. Joseph Conrad boldly experimented with the novella and novel forms, filled his writing with the exotic places he himself had traveled, and concerned himself with honor, guilt, moral alienation, and sin. Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer encapsulate his literary achievements—and his haunting portrayal of the dark side of man. With an Introduction by Joyce Carol Oates and an Afterword by Vince Passaro From the Paperback edition.

Heart of Darkness

and Selections from The Congo Diary

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 0679641246

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 3777

'Heart of Darkness,' which appeared at the very beginning of our century, 'was a Cassandra cry announcing the end of Victorian Europe, on the verge of transforming itself into the Europe of violence,' wrote the critic Czeslaw Milosz. Originally published in 1902, Heart of Darkness remains one of this century's most enduring--and harrowing--works of fiction. Written several years after Conrad's grueling sojourn in the Belgian Congo, the novel tells the story of Marlow, a seaman who undertakes his own journey into the African jungle to find the tormented white trader Kurtz. Rich in irony and spellbinding prose, Heart of Darkness is a complex meditation on colonialism, evil, and the thin line between civilization and barbarity. This edition contains selections from Conrad's Congo Diary of 1890--the first notes, in effect, for the novel which was composed at the end of that decade. Virginia Woolf wrote of Conrad, 'His books are full of moments of vision. They light up a whole character in a flash. . . . He could not write badly, one feels, to save his life.'

CliffsNotes on Conrad's Heart of Darkness and The Secret Sharer

Author: Daniel Moran

Publisher: Cliffs Notes

ISBN: 9780764585845

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 7099

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer, you come to understand how each of these stories deals with the "dark side" of the human character. Heart of Darkness is a journey up the Congo River to where an ivory agent, Kurtz, has succumbed to human weakness and evil, and has disintegrated into a grotesque creature. The Secret Sharer is an allegorical examination of a timid man who struggles to stifle the more physical and dangerous part of himself. Eventually, he resolves this duality and becomes more daring — and, therefore, more complete. This concise supplement to Joseph Conrad's The Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer helps you understand the overall structure of the novels, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include Part-by-part summaries and commentaries Character maps that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays that provide expert insight on the novels' structure Review sections that test your knowledge Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness & the Secret Sharer

Author: Jeremy Jericho

Publisher: Barron's Educational Series

ISBN: 9780764191107

Category: Study Aids

Page: 148

View: 1306

A lively, in-depth discussion of HEART OF DARKNESS AND THE SECRET SHARER. Students are taken on an exciting journey of discovery through every scene or chapter. Also included are unique text notes, ideas for term papers, notes on the author's life as well as a glossary.

CliffsNotes on Conrad's Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer

Author: Daniel Moran

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544181956

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

View: 380

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer, you come to understand how each of these stories deals with the "dark side" of the human character. Heart of Darkness is a journey up the Congo River to where an ivory agent, Kurtz, has succumbed to human weakness and evil, and has disintegrated into a grotesque creature. The Secret Sharer is an allegorical examination of a timid man who struggles to stifle the more physical and dangerous part of himself. Eventually, he resolves this duality and becomes more daring — and, therefore, more complete. This concise supplement to Joseph Conrad's The Heart of Darkness & The Secret Sharer helps you understand the overall structure of the novels, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include Part-by-part summaries and commentaries Character maps that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays that provide expert insight on the novels' structure Review sections that test your knowledge Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure — you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Approaches to Teaching Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" and "The Secret Sharer"

Author: Hunt Hawkins,Brian W. Shaffer

Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer

ISBN: 9780873529037

Category: Education

Page: 195

View: 5637

Conard's "Heart of Darkness" and "The Secret Sharer" are among the most taught and studied works of twentieth-century British fiction. Noted for their psychological depth and stylistic artistry, the two stories have been celebrated as exemplars of modernism. They have also given rise to controversy. Scholars have debated whether "Heart of Darkness" is a critique of British imperialism or a paean to it. In 1975, Chinua Achebe condemned the novella's author as racist, a charge that has provoked much discussion.

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness & the Secret Sharer

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 95

View: 6213

Includes a brief biography of the author, thematic and structural analysis of the two works, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas.

Die Brut - Die Zeit läuft

Author: Ezekiel Boone

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104037248

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 7538

Sie sind da. Und sie sind nicht aufzuhalten. +++ Fleischfressende Spinnen haben Los Angeles, Oslo, Delhi und Rio de Janeiro befallen. +++ Millionen von Menschen sind weltweit gestorben. +++ Da gibt die Wissenschaftlerin Melanie Guyer Entwarnung. Die Spinnen sterben, die Plage scheint überstanden. +++ In Japan wird ein Kokon gefunden, der Spinneneier gigantischen Ausmaßes enthält. +++ In Los Angeles verlassenen Überlebende die Quarantänezone mit Waffengewalt. Weltweit müssen die Regierungen einsehen: Der Ausnahmezustand kann nicht aufgehoben werden. +++ Jetzt muss die Präsidentin der USA mit einer schrecklichen Nachricht an die Presse: Jeder ist auf sich alleine gestellt. +++ Nervenzerreißende Spannung - Gegen diesen Thriller haben Sie keine Chance!

Das Herz der Finsternis

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: Re-Image Publishing

ISBN: 3961641110

Category: Fiction

Page: 107

View: 3234

Der Flussdampferkapitän Marlow reist im Auftrag einer belgischen Handelskompanie tief in den Kongo. Auf seiner Reise erlebt er unverständliche Wirrnisse, Sinnlosigkeit und eine unvorstellbare Ausbeutung der Schwarzen. Die Reise den Fluss entlang entwickelt sich immer mehr zur Reise in sein eigenes unbewusstes Inneres. Marlow trifft auf den berühmt-berüchtigten und angeblich besonders erfolgreichen Elfenbein-Agenten Kurtz. Kurtz hat auf seinem Handelsposten, von der Handelsgesellschaft als "leuchtfeuer auf der Straße zum Besseren" beabsichtigt, ein Zentrum des Bösen und eine machtvolle Position etabliert. Vermeintlich unter dem schädlichen Einfluss der Wildnis hat er sich den in ihm selber existierenden Verrohungstendenzen hingegeben und geht darin unter. Marlow verfälscht seine letzten Worte ("das Grauen! Das Grauen!"), um sie Kurtz' Braut als letzten Gruß zu überbringen.

Rereading Conrad

Author: Daniel R. Schwarz

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826213266

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

View: 1499

Leading Conradian scholar Daniel R. Schwarz assembles his work from over the past two decades into one crucial volume, providing a significant reexamination of a seminal figure who continues to be a major focus in the twenty-first century. Schwarz touches on virtually all of Joseph Conrad's work including his masterworks and the later, relatively neglected fiction. In his introduction and in the persuasive and insightful essays that follow, Schwarz explores how the study of Conrad has changed and why Conrad is such a focus of interest in terms of gender, postcolonial, and cultural studies. He also demonstrates how Conrad helps define the modernist cultural tradition. Exploring such essential works as Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Nostromo, and "The Secret Sharer," Schwarz addresses issues raised by recent theory, discussing the ways in which contemporary readers, including, of course, himself, have come to read Conrad differently. He does so without abandoning crucial Conradian themes such as the disjunction between interior and articulated motives and the discrepancies between dimly acknowledged needs, obsessions, and compulsions and actual behavior. Schwarz also touches on the extent to which Conrad's conservative desires for a few simple moral and political ideas were often at odds with his profound skepticism. A powerful close reader of Conrad's complex texts, Schwarz stresses how from their opening paragraphs Conrad's works establish a grammar of psychological, political, and moral cause and effect. Rereading Conrad sheds new light on an author who has spoken to readers for over a century. Schwarz's essays take account of recent developments in theory and cultural studies, including postcolonial, feminist, gay, and ecological perspectives, and show how reading Conrad has changed in the face of the theoretical explosion that has occurred over the past two decades. Because for over three decades Schwarz has been an important figure in defining how we read Conrad and in studying modernism, including how we respond to the relationship between modern literature and modern art, scholars, teachers, and students will take great pleasure in this new collection of his work.

Lord Jim

Heart of darkness ; The Secret sharer

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 417

View: 3839

Sieg

Eine Inselgeschichte

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104908532

Category: Fiction

Page: 449

View: 8346

Inmitten der endlosen Weite der Südsee vollzieht sich auf einer Insel das Schicksal des Sonderlings Axel Heyst, der mit einer jungen Frau vor der Welt geflüchtet ist und dennoch von dieser Welt eingeholt und auf Leben und Tod gefordert wird. »Das letzte Wort dieses Romans wurde am 29. Mai 1914 niedergeschrieben. Und jenes letzte Wort war der Titel. Damals war Friedenszeit. Da nun der Augenblick der Veröffentlichung herannaht, habe ich erwogen, ob es nicht angebracht sei, das Titelblatt zu ändern. Das Wort ›Sieg‹, jenes strahlende und tragische Ziel hohen Bemühens, schien zu groß, zu erhaben, um einem einfachen Roman voranstehen zu können. Was meine Entscheidung für diesen Titel vor allem beeinflußte, waren die dunklen Eingebungen jenes heidnischen Überbleibsels von Furcht und Wunderglauben, das immer noch in der Tiefe unserer alten Humanität lauert. ›Sieg‹ war das letzte Wort, das ich in Friedenszeiten geschrieben hatte. Es war mein letzter literarischer Einfall, bevor die Pforten des Janustempels tosend aufsprangen und überall auf der Welt Herz, Geist und Gewissen der Menschen erbeben ließen. Mit einer solchen Fügung durfte nicht leichtfertig umgegangen werden. Und so entschloß ich mich, das Wort stehenzulassen, in der gleichen Zuversicht, in der schlichte Bürger des alten Rom ›das Omen anzunehmen‹ pflegten.« Joseph Conrad schrieb diese Sätze in seinen Bemerkungen zur ersten Ausgabe des Romans.

Jugend / Gaspar Ruiz

Zwei Erzählungen

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861998092

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

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Joseph Conrad: Jugend / Gaspar Ruiz. Zwei Erzählungen Jugend: Youth. Entstanden 1898. Erstdruck September 1898 in »Blackwood's Magazine«. Gaspar Ruiz: Gaspar Ruiz. Entstanden 1904-1905. Erstdruck 1906 in »The Strand Magazine«. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2016. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Jean-Francois Millet, Portrait eines Marineoffiziers, um 1850. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.

Heart of Darkness and Selected Short Fiction

Author: Joseph Conrad,A. Michael Matin

Publisher: Barnes & Noble

ISBN: 9781593081232

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 4458

In "Heart of Darkness, Captain Marlowe must wend his way up the African Congo to recover the missing Colonel Kurtz in one of the greatest steamship adventures ever told. As Marlowe's ship Nellie scrapes along the Congo, the voyage into the human soul, like the morass of steaming foliage along the banks, becomes increasingly dark and perilous. In addition to the Marlowe tales "Heart of Darkness and "Youth, this new volume includes Conrad's classic doppelganger tale "The Secret Sharer and the lesser known "Amy Foster." Michael Matin is a professor in the English Department of Warren Wilson College in Asheville, North Carolina. Includes an Original Map of the Congo.

The New Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad

Author: J. H. Stape

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316123502

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

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Joseph Conrad's centrality to modern literature is well established. The New Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad provides essential guidance to varied developments in the field of Conrad studies since the publication of The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad (1996). The volume's thirteen chapters offer diverse perspectives on emergent areas of interest, including canon formation, postcolonialism, gender, critical reception and adaptation. Likewise, chapters on Conrad's autobiographical writings, Heart of Darkness and 'The Secret Sharer', consider recent trends in both literary and cultural studies. A chronology and an updated guide to further reading serve to provide essential orientation to a large and complex field. This volume is the ideal starting point for students new to Conrad's work as well as for scholars wishing to keep abreast of current issues.

The Secret Sharer and Other Stories

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486110656

Category: Fiction

Page: 128

View: 9538

Three of Conrad’s most powerful stories of the sea — "Youth: A Narrative" (1898), "Typhoon" (1902) and "The Secret Sharer" (1910) — each probing deeply, suspensefully into the mysteries of human character.