By Cedric Watts
This publication bargains a close dialogue of Conrad’s so much fabulous and frustrating paintings. Many major elements of Heart of Darkness are tested, from plot and characterisation to imagery and symbolism, and specific cognizance is paid to its ambiguity and paradoxes. through touching on the textual content to a number of contexts, Cedric Watts explores Conrad’s critical preoccupations as a author and as a commentator on his age. the 1st version of this research seemed in 1977, and reviewers defined it as ‘criticism of the top order’ (Joseph Conrad Today) and ‘an vital book’ (Conradiana).
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