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" Her ensign dropped limp like a rag; the muzzles of the long eight-inch guns stuck out all over the low hull; the greasy, slimy swell swung her up lazily and let her down, swaying her thin masts. In the empty immensity of earth, sky, and water, there she... "
Youth: And Two Other Stories - Pagina 70
di Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pagine
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Joseph Conrad: A Personal Remembrance

Ford Madox Ford - 1924 - 276 pagine
...water, there she was, incomprehensible, firing into a continent. Pop, would go one of the six-inch guns; a small flame would dart and vanish, a little white smoke would disappear, a tiny projectile give a feeble screech — and nothing happened. Nothing could happen. There was a touch of insanity...
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Strategies of Containment: A Critical Appraisal of Postwar American National ...

John Lewis Gaddis - 1982 - 432 pagine
...water, there she was, incomprehensible, firing into a continent. Pop, wonld go one of the sis-inch gons: a small flame would dart and vanish, a little white...insanity in the proceeding, a sense of lugubrious drollen in the sight: and it was not dissipated by somebody on board assuring me earnestly there was...
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Machines as the Measure of Men: Science, Technology, and Ideologies of ...

Michael Adas - 1990 - 430 pagine
...water, there she was, incomprehensible, firing into a continent. Pop, would go one of the six-inch guns; a small flame would dart and vanish, a little...happen. There was a touch of insanity in the proceeding. "32 On his journey into the interior, Marlowe comes upon a steam boiler "wallowing in the grass" and...
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Rich and Strange: Gender, History, Modernism

Marianne DeKoven - 1991 - 248 pagine
...slimy swell there she was, incomprehensible, firing into a continent. Pop, would go one of the six-inch guns; a small flame would dart and vanish, a little...screech — and nothing happened. Nothing could happen" (41). European military-phallic power is ludicrously impotent here, in the realm ruled by the power...
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Conrad's Fiction as Critical Discourse

Richard Ambrosini - 1991 - 253 pagine
...setting is unnatural; the sounds which accompany its sight, ludicrous: "Pop, would go one of the six-inch guns; a small flame would dart and vanish, a little...would give a feeble screech - and nothing happened." A remark Marlow hears aboard the steamer, made by somebody "assuring me earnestly there was a camp...
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Lacan, Discourse, and Social Change: A Psychoanalytic Cultural Criticism

Mark Bracher - 1993 - 204 pagine
...coast: "There she was, incomprehensible, firing into a continent. Pop, would go one of the six-inch guns; a small flame would dart and vanish, a little...happen. There was a touch of insanity in the proceeding" (28). Another instance is found in the effort to construct a railway: "A heavy and dull detonation...
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The Columbia History of the British Novel

John Richetti, John Bender, Deirdre David, Michael Seidel - 1994 - 1064 pagine
...fatuity of the "civilized" French manof-war's shelling the bush: "Pop, would go one of the six-inch guns; a small flame would dart and vanish, a little...would give a feeble screech — and nothing happened." Soon, more than Marlow's Calvinistic belief in the redemptive powers of purposeful labor was offended....
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Alterität und Stereotyp: die Funktion des Fremden in den "international ...

Annegreth Horatschek - 1998 - 840 pagine
...des afrikanischen Kontinents aus Marlows Perspektive europäische Wertmaßstäbe ad absurdum fuhrt "There was a touch of insanity in the proceeding, a sense of lugubrious drollery in the sight [...]" (28) -, ermöglicht das Geräusch der Brandung es ihm momentweise, das der Welt Afrikas in keiner...
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Dragonwars: Armed Struggle and the Conventions of Modern War

J. Bowyer Bell - 455 pagine
...and water, there she was, incomprehensible, firing into a continent. Pop would go one of the six-inch guns: a small flame would dart and vanish, a little...could happen. There was a touch of insanity in the proceedings . . . and it was not dissipated by somebody on board assuring me earnestly there was a...
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The Fate of the Earth: And, The Abolition

Jonathan Schell - 2000 - 417 pagine
...water, there she was, incomprehensible, firing into a continent. Pop, would go one of the six-inch guns; a small flame would dart and vanish, a little...white smoke would disappear, a tiny projectile would 2. Joachim Fest, Hitler (New York: Harvest, 1973), p. 515. xiv give a feeble screech — and nothing...
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