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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
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Jul 27, 2007

really liked it

I recently read a popular author, I forget who, referring to Conrad as "the least seductive of the great writers." I think I'd have to agree, unless you force me to include Nathaniel Hawthorne or somebody as a great writer. A great work and hugely significant, one you'll be glad you read, and even find yourself talking about well after you've read it (if you didn't already before you read it - it's such a cultural touchstone it's hard to escape). Once you get into it, it is a really compelling story, as well as a classic study of man's nature and troubling capacity for "the horror," questioning the colonialists' presumption of superiority and ultimately the depth of the bulwarks of civilization.
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message 6: by Greg (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:00PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Greg I've always considered Ezra Pound the least seductive in that crowd.
I mean, have you seen pictures?

message 5: by Kevin (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:01PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Kevin Ha - I have not. But his writing, at least, is way more seductive!

Greg Ezra Pound is a woman.

Kevin Just came across this comment again. Um, looks like a dude to me.

Kevin You can respond in another 2 years :P

Greg I can respond now.
You're right, I'm wrong.
You can thank John Crystal and Richard Bolles.
I have no idea why I thought Ezra Pound was a woman.

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