Heart of Darkness and the Secret Sharer

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440637237

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 3006

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.

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: 3308

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.

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness & the Secret Sharer

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 95

View: 3049

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

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: 9374

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.

Heart of darkness

and The secret sharer

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: Signet

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 7670

Depicts factory life in Chicago in the first years of the 20th century.

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: 3661

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-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Die Brut - Die Zeit läuft

Author: Ezekiel Boone

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104037248

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 2882

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: Null Papier Verlag

ISBN: 3954182076

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

View: 4498

"Mit der Erzählung »Herz der Finsternis« gelangte Joseph Conrad zu Weltruhm. Der ungewöhnlich symbolreiche Text wird seit Erscheinen immer wieder aufs Neue interpretiert. Ende des 19. Jahrhunderts, 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 Einheimischen. Die Reise auf dem Fluss entwickelt sich immer mehr zur Reise in sein eigenes Unterbewusstsein, in ein finsteres Labyrinth von Lüge und Schuld. Marlow trifft auf den berüchtigten Elfenbeinhändler Kurtz. Dieser hat aus seinem Handelsposten ein Zentrum des Bösen gemacht und sich so eine machtvolle Position erschaffen, von der aus er scheinbar frei schalten und walten darf. »Herz der Finsternis« hat von Anfang an Leser und Interpreten fasziniert und hat bis heute nichts von seiner Aktualität eingebüßt. Der Stoff diente als Vorlage mehrerer Verfilmungen. Am bekanntesten: »Apocalypse Now« von Francis Ford Coppola mit Marlon Brando in der Rolle des charismatischen und geheimnisvollen Ausbeuters (diesmal) asiatischer Einheimischer während des Vietnamkrieges und »Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes« von Herzog mit Klaus Kinski als wahnsinnigen Eroberer und Vollstrecker eines ausbeuterischen, europäischen Kolonialismus in Süd-Amerika. 1. Auflage, ISBN 978-3-95418-207-7 Umfang: 149 Normseiten bzw. 144 Buchseiten Null Papier Verlag - www.null-papier.de"

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: 5815

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.

Rereading Conrad

Author: Daniel R. Schwarz

Publisher: University of Missouri Press

ISBN: 9780826213266

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

View: 473

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.

Die Brut - Das Ende naht

Author: Ezekiel Boone

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104037256

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 2336

Sie sind groß. Und es gibt kein Entkommen. +++ Die Menschheit befindet sich am Rande der Ausrottung. +++ Die zweite Welle der Spinnen ist größer, schwieriger zu töten und noch schrecklicher, denn die Tiere kommunizieren untereinander. +++ Die verzweifelte Reaktion des Militärs lässt nichts mehr übrig, was man retten könnte. +++ Shotgun ist es gelungen, die Kommunikation der Spinnen zu dekodieren. Das stärkste Signal kommt von den Nazca-Linien. +++ Der dritte und letzte Band der Thriller-Serie und der epische Showdown zwischen Menschen und Spinnen.

Lord Jim

Heart of darkness ; The Secret sharer

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 417

View: 561

Jugend / Gaspar Ruiz

Zwei Erzählungen

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3861998092

Category: Fiction

Page: 92

View: 4556

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.

The New Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad

Author: J. H. Stape

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107035309

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

View: 9518

This volume offers both students and scholars a comprehensive overview of the most recent developments in Conrad studies.

Almayers Luftschloss

Die Geschichte eines östlichen Stroms

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: Piper Edition

ISBN: 3492979572

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

View: 7514

»Almayers Luftschloss« - Die Geschichte einer am Leben scheiternden Existenz - Joseph Conrads Erstlingroman zu seinem 160. Geburtstag als E-Book bei Piper Edition Almayer, ein Kaufmann in der niederländischen Kolonie Borneo, besitzt die verhängnisvolle Gabe einer lebhaften Vorstellungskraft: Auf der Veranda seines neuerbauten Hauses stehend, starrt er traumverloren hinaus auf den Fluß Pantai, dessen gold schimmernde Oberfläche in der Zeit des Sonnenuntergangs ihn an riesige Mengen Gold denken lässt, die er in Kürze an sich zu bringen gedenkt. Doch das Glück entzieht sich unerbittlich seinem Zugriff: Er ist der Konkurrenz und den Intrigen der Malaysier nicht gewachsen und seine Handelsfirma geht unter. Er klammert sich an eine letzte Hoffnung: im Landesinneren Gold zu finden. Dadurch verliert er jedoch sein letztes Kapital, seine Tochter, und damit auch all seine Illusionen.

Joseph Conrad

(1857 - 1924)

Author: Claus Zittel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 252

View: 2222