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Heart of Darkness (AmazonClassics Edition) Paperback – June 20, 2017
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About the Author
Joseph Conrad (1857–1924) is widely regarded as one of history’s greatest novelists. The Polish-British writer’s modernist style has influenced generations of authors including F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Ernest Hemingway, André Malraux, George Orwell, Gabriel García Márquez, and Philip Roth.
Conrad transitioned from sailor to writer with natural ease, but beneath the surface of his seafaring adventures lay unexpected subtexts: controversial explorations of the human psyche peopled with antiheroes, extremists, revolutionaries, madmen, and doomed outsiders. He wrote of man’s deepest needs and darkest impulses, honor and redemption, divided loyalties, and the effortlessness with which the line between good and evil can be crossed.
In a singular and profoundly mysterious body of work that includes Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, The Secret Agent, and Nostromo, Conrad continues to inspire, provoke, and enthrall readers.
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I recommend this book due to the awesome use of true imagery as well as searching for peace and clarity.
My one impression of the novella is the description of organizational life and of people living on the fringes with poor governance and how the poor governance leads to a kind of looseness and Wild Wild West feel. I was reminded of Enron and the recent financial markets mess of 2008 and other organizational failures.
Conrad is a good writer and despite the book being over 100 years old, I found it to be quite readable unlike other authors from the 1800s when writing styles were a bit different from today.
Interesting and well written, and short, but of mostly a historical importance.
Overall it is an enjoyable read.
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