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Partly essays and partly excerpts from essays or chapters from literary studies on Conrad's work. The editor has done a good job of organizing the material into common themes and inserting text from the Heart of Darkness to coordinate with a particular essayist's point. While giving me a better appreciation for Conrad's Heart of Darkness and the many levels from which a reader might interpret it, one begins to wonder how can all the critics be right? In one sense I gained more respect for Conrad ...more