Sunday, March 16, 2008

Joseph Conrad

Moral warfare, as he shows in Victory, cannot be exiled or transcended. No island can be utopia. No human being can cut off human ties. No one can escape or renounce the world, for the world will follow one wherever one goes and whatever one does. One must face the world, Conrad seems to be saying, even when one refuses to affirm it. --George A. Panichas, Moral Warfare in Joseph Conrad’s Victory, Modern Age, Summer 1999

Recommended reading:
by Joseph Conrad at Reading Rat

Criticism (articles, essays, reviews):

Striving for the spirit, review of The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad, The Economist, March 13, 2008

Out of Africa, interview of Chinua Achebe, by Caryl Phillips, The Guardian, February 22, 2003

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