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El Corazon de Las Tinieblas Dark allegory describes the narrator s journey up the Congo River and his meeting with and fascination by Mr Kurtz a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region Masterly

  • Title: El Corazon de Las Tinieblas
  • Author: Joseph Conrad
  • ISBN: 9788420663647
  • Page: 132
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dark allegory describes the narrator s journey up the Congo River and his meeting with, and fascination by, Mr Kurtz, a mysterious personage who dominates the unruly inhabitants of the region Masterly blend of adventure, character development, psychological penetration Considered by many Conrad s finest, most enigmatic story.

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    1. Sonanova on said:

      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 others like it for some of the most painful literature created by students and professional writers alike.It was like raking my fingernails across a chalkboard while breathing in a pail of flaming cat hai [...]

    2. Richard on said:

          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. That’s the bad news; the good news is that this is a very easy book to read — tremendously shorter than Moby-Dick, for instance. And the prose is easy to swallow, so you don’t really have an excuse.     Having watched Apocalypse Now doesn’t count — if anything, it ups the ante, since that means you have to think about [...]

    3. Sarah Fisher on said:

      Never in all my life has 100 little pages made me contemplate suicideolent suicide. i had to finish it. i had no choice (yay college!). every page was literally painful i supposed to feel sorry for him? because i don't. i feel sorry for all of Africa getting invaded with dumbasses like this guy. oh and in case you didn't get ite "heart of darkness" is like this super deep megametaphor of all metaphors. and in case it wasn't clear enough, conrad will spend many many useless words clearly explaini [...]

    4. Bookdragon Sean on said:

      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, has some rather patronising notions as to how the Africans should be treated, and the image of the colonised is one of repression and servitude, but does this reflect Conrad’s own opinions? How far ca [...]

    5. Helen Ροζουλί Εωσφόρος Vernus Portitor Arcanus Ταμετούρο Αμούν Arnum on said:

      «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 τελε [...]

    6. Lyn on said:

      “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 a plain, like a flash of lightning in the clouds. We live in the flicker.”The scene of Marlow sitting Buddha like as the Thames dreams into slow darkness and his voice takes on a disembodied, [...]

    7. Megha on said:

      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. Conrad takes the reader through a horrific tale in a very gripping voice.I couldn't say enough about Conrad's mastery of prose. Not a single word is out of place. Among several things, I liked Marlow ex [...]

    8. Riku Sayuj on said:

      Revisiting The Heart of DarknessAfter passing past that Castle of Ego,Laying siege on the very borders of Mind,We entered the vast and bristling forests,Of that strange, strange land, that Id,Which doth divide the knowing, waking,From the land of dreaming, unknowing.But this way is much too hard to follow;And is harder even to describe to you:We are more likely here to perish,Here in these vast, dense hinterlands;For these woods that we see arrayed,Has never previously been crossed,By mortal men [...]

    9. Jr Bacdayan on said:

      Picture Review of Heart of DarknessVisual Key:White Man named Michael Cera – represents Imperialism Sunset – shows the impending darkness that is latently inside manSea – represents the Congo River Moustache – represents author Joseph Conrad who also has his own impressive facial hairRed Bonnet – is a horrible choice of headwear thus might prompt one to remark "the horror! the horror!" which is also Kurtz' last words

    10. Rakhi Dalal on said:

      “ Mistah Kurtz. He dead.”-T.S. Eliot, The Hollow MenHe came, he saw, he conquered – and then he succumbed and died. Mistah Kurtz. An enigma, who ultimately came to signify the gloomy reality of sin, which closely lurks in the minds of mortal beings and keeps ready to pounce upon the heart and to sink it into darkness at the mere hint of viciousness. Which impatiently awaits the weak moments of vanity, false notions and fickleness to take over control and let humanity die a grief death of h [...]

    11. J.G. Keely on said:

      Like contemporaries Haggard and Melville, Joseph Conrad lived the adventures he wrote. He left his native Ukraine to escape the political persecution of his family and became a merchant marine in France, sailing to the West Indies and gun-running for a failed Spanish coup. Soon after, he learned English and became a british citizen, eventually attaining the position of Master Mariner. Had his story ended there, he might have become merely a footnote in history: a successful seaman and minor writ [...]

    12. George Bradford on said:

      When I was a child, my father caught me frowning at a very small gift wrapped package I'd received. The dashed hopes for a larger package were broadcast across my face."Dynamite comes in small packages." My father counseled me. The literal and figurative truth of this statement has revealed itself throughout my life.This story is specifically relevant to Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness. It is a small book. (Surprisingly small.) And it is pure dynamite. (Super powerful dynamite!)Conrad later wr [...]

    13. Pouting Always on said:

      A story about Marlow's journey upriver to rescue Kurtz who has gone wild and controls the natives. I didn't enjoy it the writing was so dry and dense and I had to work to get through all the way to the end. I didn't like the way the natives were portrayed or Africa in general either. I don't understand why Africa and it's inhabitants always need to be symbols for wildness or destruction and I just couldn't get into the story at all. I honestly hate reading classics.

    14. Orsodimondo on said:

      L'ORROREConrad arrivò nel Congo nel 1890 come tanti altri europei alla ricerca di un lavoro, di un’occasione di crescita economica e professionale, attratto dalle panzane che il re del Belgio, Leopoldo II, era riuscito a spacciare per verità, e cioè che in quella (immensa) parte dell’Africa i bianchi stessero cercando di contrastare e arrestare il commercio degli schiavi condotto dagli “arabi”. Arabi mercanti di schiavi neri, principalmente nell’Africa dell’Est, ma non solo.Conrad [...]

    15. Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽ on said:

      It doesn't get much grimmer than this. In the late 1800s, Charles Marlow is appointed as a captain of a river steamboat for an ivory trading company in Africa. He travels up the Congo river toward his appointment with the steamboat and with fate, in the form of Kurtz, the megalomaniac manager of an ivory trading station two hundred miles up the river.But the wilderness had found him out early, and had taken on him a terrible vengeance for the fantastic invasion. I think it had whispered to him t [...]

    16. Paul Bryant on said:

      “Anything approaching the change that came over his features I have never seen before, and hope never to see again. It was as though a veil had been rent. I saw on that furry visage the expression of somber pride, of ruthless power, of craven terror — of an intense and hopeless despair. He cried in a whisper at some image, at some vision—he cried out twice, a cry that was no more than a breath—“‘The honey! The honey!’“I blew the candle out and left the cabin. Tigger and Eeyore we [...]

    17. Michalyn on said:

      This is a book I read twice and will probably never read again. I try to see this as a "great" novel but I have always wished Conrad had achieved a greater separation between his own voice and Marlow's. For me his inability to do so made it difficult to stomach the inherent racism in the book. The passage that will always stick out in my mind is the one in which the narrator muses that an educated black man is as "unnatural" as a dog putting on clothes and walking on its hindlegs.That said, I do [...]

    18. Annie on said:

      The dark masses had begun to congregate. Branches thumping against the glass and iron bars, in rhythm to some obscure, some lost song of the wild. The tendrils of darkness that took birth in the vacuums that the sun's warmth had just forsaken, had started their ascent :first shy, then bold, then complete. And when their majesty was absolute; pieces of the night sky, shining almost silver in the blackness met the pools of shades offered by the oozing earth with a coy surrender. I opened a window. [...]

    19. Fernando on said:

      "Ni tiene confines el infierno ni se circunscribe a un solo lugar: sino que allí donde estemos estará el infierno. Y donde esté el infierno, allí siempre estaremos." Christopher Marlowe, Doctor FaustusHacía más de tres años que había leído este libro y en su primera lectura no me gustó. Simplemente me pareció sin dirección alguna, algo abstracto y divagante. Bueno, efectivamente me equivoqué. Puede que tal vez en aquel tiempo yo no había leído tantos clásicos como ahora ni tenía [...]

    20. Leslie on said:

      I know as an English major I am supposed to find this work brilliant and important, but I just don't. I hate it. I hated it the first time I read it, the second time I read it, AND the third time I read it.

    21. Ian "Marvin" Graye on said:

      Ship of FoolsThe narrator of the framing story tells us early on who is present on board a yacht sitting immobile in the Thames (a river of commerce and pleasure!): the Company Director, the Lawyer, the Accountant, Charlie Marlow, and the unnamed narrator himself.The narrator seems to represent us, the audience. Marlow does the talking. The group could almost be the executive that runs a trading company, although what unites them is the bond of the sea:"Besides holding our hearts together throug [...]

    22. Warwick on said:

      I had thought this was a re-read but, about halfway through, it all started seeming new to me, so perhaps I never finished it the first time round. It wouldn't surprise me – although the book is short, and its plot slight, it somehow contrives to feel extremely dense. Like a pocket Moby-Dick, it begins with a atmospheric Gothic opening and then sort of coagulates into a treacly mass of archaism, narrative grandstanding and morbid watery ruminations.Conrad is strangely coy about identifying the [...]

    23. Emily May on said:

      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, etc. - but none has left me so thoroughly clueless.

    24. Ahmad Sharabiani on said:

      780. Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conradعنوانها: دل تاریکی، در اعماق ظلمت؛ قلب تاریکی؛ نویسنده: جوزف کنراد؛ (نیلوفر) ادبیاتعنوان: دل تاریکی، جوانی؛ نویسنده: جوزف کنراد؛ مترجم: محمدعلی صفریان؛ تهران، امیرکبیر، کتابهای جیبی، 1355؛ در 211 ص؛ جوانی از ص 9 تا 64، دل تاریمی از ص 65 تا 211؛ موضوع: داستانهای نوی [...]

    25. Laysee on said:

      The Heart of Darkness is a slim novel that belies the immense profundity it reveals about human nature. I re-read it after many years and understood again why it left me sober, tearful and broken when the last page was turned. Marlow, the seaman narrator, told the story of his journey into the heart of the African interior and his encounter with the natives and most notably, Kurtz, the ivory agent, a much revered white man. To me, the journey into the heart of darkness is the unraveling of what [...]

    26. Traveller on said:

      Many people seem to think that this story is just about racism, but that is missing the main point. It is true that much of Conrad's fiction seems racist in tone, but one must take that from whence it comes; he was writing at a time when European Colonialism, (and sadly racism too) was in full swing. It is of course inevitable that writers will reflect some of the mores of their era, and also that some writers will examine the prevailing mores and comment on them.However, the inner message of th [...]

    27. Foad on said:

      خیلی وقت بود تعریف این رمان را شنیده بودم. آخرین بار در کتابی که اخیراً خواندم (اگر بودا را در راه دیدی او را بکش) و حال و هوایی که در نتیجۀ خواندن میرچا الیاده و دیدن فیلم های باراکا و سامسارا در من ایجاد شده بود، ترغیبم کرد که این رمان کوتاه را بخوانم. همزمان موسیقی باراکا و موس [...]

    28. Edward on said:

      AcknowledgementsChronologyIntroduction to 'Heart of Darkness'Introduction to 'The Congo Diary'Further ReadingA Note on the TextsMap of the River Congo--Heart of Darkness--The Congo DiaryAppendix: Author's Note (1917)NotesGlossary of Nautical Terms

    29. Richard Derus on said:

      Book Circle Reads 19Rating: 3* of five The Publisher Says: More than a century after its publication (1899), Heart of Darkness remains an indisputably classic text and arguably Conrad's finest work.This extensively revised Norton Critical Edition includes new materials that convey nineteenth-century attitudes toward imperialism as well as the concerns of Conrad's contemporaries about King Leopold's exploitation of his African domain. New to the Fourth Edition are excerpts from Adam Hochschild's [...]

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