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Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
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Aug 24, 2012

really liked it
Read in August, 2012

I read this in my high-school English class and read it once more (thirty years later) for a book I'm working on. How much I missed in school, and how brilliantly and subtly Conrad uses his narrators to diffuse the story in the mists of the Congo river and make it endlessly fascinating, elusive, and complex! I was reminded of how little my class analyzed the historical and racial background and motifs in the book; how much we didn't want to delve into our own imperial legacies.
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