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Ik ben verslaafd aan boeken. Hieronder kan je mijn volledige lijst vinden van gelezen fictie-boeken die in mijn boekenkast. Van sommige boeken kan je zelfs een korte bespreking vinden.
Heart of Darkness

Heart of Darkness

Auteur

Joseph Conrad, Kristin LeMoine (stem)

Eerste Uitgave

2006

Uitgave

2006

Uitgeverij

LibriVox

Vorm

audiobook

Taal

Engels

Duur

4 uur 10 minuten

Gelezen

2006-08-28

Score

6/10

Inhoud

Read by Kristin LeMoine (Luoma). Running time: 4h 10m 14s.
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad has been interperted many different ways since its publication in 1899. It has been the inspiration for T.S. Eliot's "The Hollow Men" and Francis Ford Coppola's Apocolypse Now. Given the varying reactions to the text, this reading by Kristin avoids the potential pitfalls of over-interpertation, and allows the haunting story to emerge. Her careful pacing and enunciation reflect Conrad's deliberate language. Kristin's straightforward reading allows listeners to take their own journey through the depths of Conrad's symbolism.

This highly symbolic story is actually a story within a story, or frame tale, following a man named Charlie Marlow, as he recounts his adventure to a group of men, onboard a ship anchored in the Thames Estuary, at dusk and continuing into the evening. It details an incident earlier in Marlow's life when he, an Englishman, takes a foreign assignment as a ferry boat captain on what readers can assume is the Congo River in the Congo Free State, a private colony of King Leopold II; the name of the country is never specified in the text. Though his job is to transport ivory downriver, Marlow quickly develops an intense interest in investigating Kurtz, an ivory procurement agent in the employment of the government. Kurtz's reputation extends throughout the region.