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PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2005 3:01 am 
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I just finished reading "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad. I was warned that it would be hard to get through, but I didn't find the reading itself all that difficult. It's just that the guy tries to be profound in every single sentence, and I thought it kind of got overwhelming. It did bring up some good points about the "journey into the self", but all in all I didn't like it. The aesthetic quality of the writing was brilliant, though, especially considering the fact that he wrote it in his third language.

I've never read others by Conrad, but hopefully they weren't as overly-heavy as HoD. :D


I guess you know that Conrad was not a native speaker of English? He was, as I recall, Polish.

I think that affected the way he wrote, although he wrote very naturally just the same.

I didn't really like Heart of Darkness, either.

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Yes, as I said he was writing HoD in his third language...I think he learned German second and then English. :)

I liked his style of writing, though I wasn't particularly fond of the content.

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