Friday, 20 August 2010

On "Heart of Darkness"

"The exact point of the story of Kurtz in Heart of Darkness is that it is pointless. Kurtz's death is as meaningless as his life."
H.L. Mencken

"Heart of Darkness is an “offensive and deplorable book” [that] “set[s] Africa up as a foil to Europe, as a place of negations at once remote and vaguely familiar, in comparison with which Europe’s own state of spiritual grace will be manifest."
Chinua Achebe.

Still a no, then.


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