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" I had a vision of him on the stretcher, opening his mouth voraciously, as if to devour all the earth with all its mankind. "
Youth: And Two Other Stories - Pagina 155
di Joseph Conrad - 1924 - 339 pagine
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 26

1918
...aloofness of her fragile presence." There is Kurtz, grim phantom from the "heart of a conquering darkness." "He lived then before me; he lived as much as he had ever lived insatiable of splendid appearances, of frightful realities, a shadow, darker than the shadows of the...
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The Sewanee Review, Volume 26

1918
...aloofness of her fragile presence." There is Kurtz, grim phantom from the "heart of a conquering darkness." "He lived then before me; he lived as much as he had ever lived insatiable of splendid appearances, of frightful realities, a shadow, darker than the shadows of the...
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Complete Works, Volume 16

Joseph Conrad - 1903
...well-kept alley in a cemetery, I had a vision of him on the stretcher, opening-hisimouth jyoraciously. as if to devour all the earth with all its ~mankind'...lived then before me; he lived as much as he had ever lived—a shadow insatiable of spTenatd~apT5eaTaTIC5s', of frightful realities; g, shadow darker than...
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The Living Age, Volume 226

1900
...street as still and decorous as a well-kept sepulcher, I had a vision of him on the stretcher, opening his mouth voraciously, as if to devour all the earth...frightful realities; a shadow darker than the shadow of night, and draped nobly In the folds of a gorgeous eloquence. The vision seemed to enter the house...
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Literary Theory at Work: Three Texts

Douglas Tallack - 1987 - 218 pagine
...voice is expressed as a destruction of everything else, when Marlow remembers him speaking, ' "opening his mouth voraciously, as if to devour all the earth with all its mankind" ' (p. 116). In the isolation Kurtz's view involves the world becomes more and more monolithic and abstract,...
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Seduction and Theory: Readings of Gender, Representation, and Rhetoric

Dianne Hunter - 1989 - 250 pagine
...satisfaction of an unspeakable oral desire before language: "I had a vision of him on the stretcher, opening his mouth voraciously, as if to devour all the earth with all its mankind." Yet this "as if" is no metaphor, as the row of human skulls adorning Kurtz's jungle house implies....
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Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad - 1990 - 72 pagine
...still and decorous as a well-kepi alley in a cemetery, I had a vision of him on the stretcher, opening his mouth voraciously, as if to devour all the earth...appearances, of frightful realities; a shadow darker lhan the shadow of the night, and draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence. The vision seemed...
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Genres in Discourse

Tzvetan Todorov - 1990 - 136 pagine
...different ways. In the end, Marlow has only been able to pursue a shadow, "the shade of Mr. Kurtz" (50): "a shadow darker than the shadow of the night, and...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence" (75). The heart of darkness is "Nowhere," and it cannot be reached. Kurtz fades away before it is possible...
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Conrad's Fiction as Critical Discourse

Richard Ambrosini - 1991 - 253 pagine
...arrives in front of the Intended's house, he recalls, "I had a vision of him on the stretcher, opening his mouth voraciously, as if to devour all the earth...before me; he lived as much as he had ever lived." The tension within the narrative becomes uncanny, throbbing like veins in the head. The vision "seemed...
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Maps of Englishness: Writing Identity in the Culture of Colonialism

Simon Gikandi - 1996 - 268 pagine
...discursive formation, for example, that Kurtz can be reimagined and be performed for the interlocutors: "He lived then before me, he lived as much as he had...draped nobly in the folds of a gorgeous eloquence" (72). But Kurtz cannot live before the interlocutors the same way he lives for Marlow. The narrator's...
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