Heart of darkness; an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, essays in criticism. Edited by Robert Kimbrough.

By: Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924Contributor(s): Kimbrough, Robert [ed.]Material type: TextTextSeries: Norton critical edition: Publisher: New York, Norton [1963]Edition: [1st ed.]Description: viii, 231 p. map. 21 cmSubject(s): Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Heart of darkness | Europeans -- Africa -- Fiction | Trading posts -- Fiction | Degeneration -- Fiction | Imperialism -- Fiction | Africa -- FictionGenre/Form: Psychological fiction.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Heart of darkness.DDC classification: 823.912 LOC classification: PZ3.C764 | He9 | PR6005.O4Other classification: HM 2333
Contents:
The text of 'Heart of darkness' -- Backgrounds and sources. The Congo ; Conrad in the Congo ; Writing the story ; Conrad on life and art -- Essays in criticism. The feast by J*s*ph C*nr*d / Max Beerbohm ; Joseph Conrad / H.L. Mencken ; 'Heart of darkness' : problem for critics / Robert F. Haugh ; The journey within / Albert J. Guerard ; Freud, Conrad, and the future of an illusion / Alan M. Hollingsworth ; Marlow's quest / Jerome Thale ; Marlow's descent into hell / Lillian Feder ; Conrad's underworld / Robert O. Evans ; An Arthurian allusion / Guy Owens Jr. ; Allusions and overtones / Albert J. Guerard ; The lotus posture and 'Heart of darkness' / William Bysshe Stein ; The frame / Seymore Gross ; No easy clue / Robert O. Evans ; The turn of the tide in 'Heart of darkness' / George Williams ; The originality of Conrad / Marvin Mudrick ; Conrad's "complicated presentations" of symbolic imagery / Stewart C. Wilcox ; Conrad's ecological art / Leo Gurko ; Conrad's skein of ironies / Paul L. Wiley.
Summary: In Conrad's haunting tale, Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the enigmatic Kurtz. Travelling to the heart of the African continent, he discovers how Kurtz has gained his position of power and influence over the local people. Marlow's struggle to fathom his experience involves him in a radical questioning of not only his own nature and values but the nature and values of his society. --From publisher's description.
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Bibliography: p. 228-231.

The text of 'Heart of darkness' -- Backgrounds and sources. The Congo ; Conrad in the Congo ; Writing the story ; Conrad on life and art -- Essays in criticism. The feast by J*s*ph C*nr*d / Max Beerbohm ; Joseph Conrad / H.L. Mencken ; 'Heart of darkness' : problem for critics / Robert F. Haugh ; The journey within / Albert J. Guerard ; Freud, Conrad, and the future of an illusion / Alan M. Hollingsworth ; Marlow's quest / Jerome Thale ; Marlow's descent into hell / Lillian Feder ; Conrad's underworld / Robert O. Evans ; An Arthurian allusion / Guy Owens Jr. ; Allusions and overtones / Albert J. Guerard ; The lotus posture and 'Heart of darkness' / William Bysshe Stein ; The frame / Seymore Gross ; No easy clue / Robert O. Evans ; The turn of the tide in 'Heart of darkness' / George Williams ; The originality of Conrad / Marvin Mudrick ; Conrad's "complicated presentations" of symbolic imagery / Stewart C. Wilcox ; Conrad's ecological art / Leo Gurko ; Conrad's skein of ironies / Paul L. Wiley.

In Conrad's haunting tale, Marlow, a seaman and wanderer, recounts his physical and psychological journey in search of the enigmatic Kurtz. Travelling to the heart of the African continent, he discovers how Kurtz has gained his position of power and influence over the local people. Marlow's struggle to fathom his experience involves him in a radical questioning of not only his own nature and values but the nature and values of his society. --From publisher's description.

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