“The horror!” – Heart of Darkness (1902), J. Conrad

Kurtz’s death and Marlow’s struggle in the depths of ghastliness. Kurtz discoursed. A voice! a voice! It rang deep to the very last. It survived his strength to hide in … Continue reading “The horror!” – Heart of Darkness (1902), J. Conrad

“The Chain-gang” – Heart of Darkness (1902), J. Conrad

At the Company Station, before hearing of Kurtz, Marlow witnesses the exploitation of locals while building a railroad.   A slight clinking behind me made me turn my head. Six … Continue reading “The Chain-gang” – Heart of Darkness (1902), J. Conrad

JAMES JOYCE (1882-1941)

“History, Stephen said, is a nightmare from which I am trying to awake.” ― James Joyce, Ulysses     BIOGRAPHY James Joyce was born in Dublin in 1882 – as was quite … Continue reading JAMES JOYCE (1882-1941)

VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882-1941)

 “Here came the sun, an illimitable rapture of joy, embracing every flower, every leaf. Then in compassion it withdrew, covering its face, as if it forebore to look on human … Continue reading VIRGINIA WOOLF (1882-1941)


BIOGRAPHY E. M. Forster was born in London in 1879 and died in Coventry in 1970. As a child he was educated by his mother and did not attend regular … Continue reading EDWARD MORGAN FORSTER (1879-1970)


MODERNISM ‘Philosophy is a battle against the bewitchment of our intelligence by means of language. … The meaning of a word is its use in the language.’ The literary and … Continue reading LITERATURE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY

JOSEPH CONRAD (1857-1924)

  The belief in a supernatural source of evil is not necessary; men alone are quite capable of every wickedness. – http://www.bestquotes.com http://www.telegraph.co.uk BIOGRAPHY Conrad was born in Poland and … Continue reading JOSEPH CONRAD (1857-1924)