Tra i romanzi di Conrad, forse nessuno ha avuto fin dal suo apparire (1899) tanta fortuna critica e tanto successo quanto Cuore di tenebra. Certo è che questo breve e inquietante romanzo ci introduce, come ha osservato Calvino, «nel nodo dei problemi che dominerà la cultura occidentale del Novecento». A mano a mano che, attraverso il racconto di Marlow, ci inoltriamo sulle tracce del misterioso Kurtz – colonialista visionario, megalomane, un reietto che si è “inventato” un suo regno nel cuore del Congo – scopriamo che la forza del racconto, che preannuncia la tenebra che è al cuore di tutte le cose e che ci lascia allo stesso tempo ammirati e agghiacciati, è ancora del tutto intatta.
- ISBN: 8811130247
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 154
- Data di uscita: 31-12-2010
First of all, get this straight: Heart of Darkness is one of those classics that you have to have read if you want to consider yourself a well-educated adult. Having watched Apocalypse Now doesn’t count — if anything, it ups the ante, since that means you have to think about the similari Leggi tutto
Proving yet again that doing a concept first will get you immortalized, while doing it WELL will make you an unknown and forgotten writer at best, I also learned that in Conrad's time, people could drone on and on with metaphors and it wasn't considered cliched, but "art." I blame this book and othe Leggi tutto
Never in all my life has 100 little pages made me contemplate suicide...violent suicide. i had to finish it. i had no choice (yay college!). every page was literally painful. am i supposed to feel sorry for him? because i don't. i feel sorry for all of Africa getting invaded with dumbasses like this Leggi tutto
From 1885 to 1908, an area in Africa now known as the Democratic Republic of the Congo, then under the rule of King Leopold II of Belgium, experienced an intense genocide . Through the Red Rubber system, the people of the Congo were essentially enslaved to harvest rubber. Those who failed to collect Leggi tutto
Blessed was Odysseus, who returned, full of wisdom, after many conquests and adventures to live a peaceful old age with his wife and family. It didn’t go that well for Charles Marlow. Heart of Darkness is like The Odyssey or The Divine Comedy or the story of Sindbad or any hero’s journey for that ma Leggi tutto
Overrated. Over-hated. Over-analyzed. Over-referenced.
Is Joseph Conrad a racist? Well, that is a question, a question that is extremely difficult to answer. There are certainly racist aspects within Heart of Darkness. However, how far this is Conrad’s own personal opinion is near impossible to tell. Certainly, Marlowe, the protagonist and narrator, h Leggi tutto
“We live in the flicker -- may it last as long as the old earth keeps rolling! But darkness was here yesterday.” Marlow is not just a narrator or an alter ego of Conrad, but a universal everyman, timeless. And that, to me, is the greatest appeal of this book, it is timeless. “Like a running blaze on Leggi tutto
I still don't know what I read here. I finished this book with one sort-of word spinning around in my head... "eh?" I read the whole book. Every page, every sentence, every word. And I couldn't tell you what it was about. I think I must have read more challenging books than this - Ulysses , Swann's Way Leggi tutto
Picture Review of Heart of Darkness Visual Key: White Man named Michael Cera – represents Imperialism Sunset – shows the impending darkness that is latently inside man Sea – represents the Congo River Moustache – represents author Joseph Conrad who also has his own impressive facial hair Red Bonnet – is Leggi tutto
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