Introduzione di Francesco Binni
Traduzione di Luisa Saraval
Al centro della tenebra che dà il titolo al racconto è l’enigmatico personaggio di Kurtz, colonialista visionario, megalomane, consumato dalla febbre e dalla follia, un reietto che si è inventato un suo regno nel cuore del Congo. Mano a mano che, attraverso il resoconto di Marlow, ci inoltriamo nella foresta africana sulle tracce del misterioso Kurtz, scopriamo che la parabola di Conrad non è solo una vibrata denuncia delle degenerazioni dell’imperialismo europeo e dello sfruttamento disumano praticato dalle compagnie commerciali nel continente nero. Il viaggio del battello fluviale nel ventre dell’Africa è soprattutto una discesa nelle profondità oscure dell’animo umano. Scrutando nell’abisso della vita di Kurtz, Conrad scopre la tenebra che è al cuore di ogni cosa, l’orrore metafisico che costituisce l’essenza del tutto e che ci lascia allo stesso tempo affascinati e sgomenti.
- ISBN: 8811810868
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 176
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
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
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
“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
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
Overrated. Over-hated. Over-analyzed. Over-referenced.
«Φρίκη, φρίκη » «Εξολοθρεύσατε όλα τα κτήνη!» Στην καρδιά του σκότους και στον αφηγητή της (Μάρλοου),το νόημα της ιστορίας δεν βρίσκεται σε καμία περίπτωση μέσα στον πυρήνα της,αλλά απ’έξω, «θαρρείς και το νόημα περιβάλει την ιστορία...». Αυτό το βιβλίο είναι μια ασύλληπτη τελετουργία, μια δαιμονική π Leggi tutto
It was a breathtaking read. There are few books which make such a powerful impression as 'Heart of darkness' does. Written more than a century ago, the book and its undying theme hold just as much significance even today. Intense and compelling, it looks into the darkest recesses of human nature. Co Leggi tutto
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