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hawaii : the delicious contrast that is reading "heart of darkness" in paradise

10.23.2012

































i must admit that i get immense pleasure out of reading a dark and fraught text...
and heart of darkness has to be one of the richest novellas out there.
it is blood-pulsing fascinating to read a book in which the wilderness is something
that will swallow up your soul, and leave you as a mere whisper of a voice;
it is troublesome to read a text full of racist sentiments and psychological threats;
it is a text that will never have answers.
my favorite.

this short text kept me "busy" on the beach for a good four days.
love beach reading.

6 comments:

Magdalena said...

These photos brought me back to my Jamaica trip. Gorgeous!

Kelton said...

i am actually reading the heart of darkness right now too! i just finished it last night- such an interesting story. probably would have been more fun to read in hawaii... :)

Brown Paper Packages said...

hiya... i love reading your "take" on a novel... just wondering if you've read Room by Emma Donaghue?
Worlds (galaxies) away from Heart Of Darkness even though landscape and fear and loathing and challenges are a plenty. It changed my world. It really did.
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Ann Marie said...

I haven't read Room...I'll have to check it out. Thanks!

Alison said...

I'm reading this right now for my English novel class, and I have to admit that I was surprised by how short it is considering how thick some versions are which include essays by other theorists and critics. Definitely an interesting reading of the effects of colonization on both the natives and the motherland.

Anonymous said...

Which font did you use in b&w quotes? I love it!
I love so much your photos, too!!

Vic