26.1.11

Revisiting the Heart of Darkness

Phil Mongredien on Joseph Conrad's classic novel of postcolonial corruption
Marlon Brando plays Kurtz in Apocalypse Now! Francis Ford Coppola's adaptation of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness
Published in The Observer on Sunday, Phil Mongredien revisits the dark and troubling landscape of Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness, a short novel famously adapted in Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now!. For Mongredien, Conrad's text offers 'as powerful a condemnation of imperialism as has ever been written, and still a deeply unsettling read more than a century on'. [Read more]

Source: Phil Mongredien, 'Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad – review', The Observer, 23 January 2011

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