Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Fwd: Joseph Conrad: Online Text and Audio Files

I have to say, if you guys like listening to audio books, then definitely listen to this reading of Joseph Conrad's The Heart of Darkness. It's certainly a compelling story despite Conrad's disconcerting use of the N-word and dehumanizing, if generally sympathetic, representations of black Africans. The way I see it though is don't take Achebe's or my word on the matter. Decide for yourselves whether there are grounds for The Heart of Darkness's status as "great" literature or not. After all, didn't Achebe write in "An Image of Africa," "as a sensible man I will not accept just any traveller's tales solely on the grounds that I have not made the journey myself."

LoudLit: (You can also download these files at the website and then listen on your Ipod. Here's the page:
Part 1:
Part 2:
Part 3:

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