El Corazón de las Tinieblas

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Longseller S.A., Jun 30, 2005 - Fiction - 238 pages
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Era un terror destilado, sin conexión con el peligro físico. En El corazón de las tinieblas, la corruptibilidad humana es revelada mediante un relato que gira en torno a la personalidad de un personaje enigmático Kurtz, y al lugar donde este hombre arroja su dignidad y se aferra a la voracidad, ya sea de bienes, de poder o de placer en el dolor. Pero ¿cuál es el horror que finalmente desgarra a Kurtz? ¿Su propia obra? ¿Las órdenes que aceptó cumplir? ¿La facilidad con que se despojó de lo mejor de su humanidad para acometer con naturalidad el descenso hacia los infiernos? Este relato de Joseph Conrad (Ucrania, 1873- Inglaterra, 1924) es una clara demostración de que el hombre puede, voluntariamente, marchar hacia el corazón de sus propias tinieblas.

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Joseph Conrad is recognized as one of the 20th century's greatest English language novelists. He was born Jozef Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857, in the Polish Ukraine. His father, a writer and translator, was from Polish nobility, but political activity against Russian oppression led to his exile. Conrad was orphaned at a young age and subsequently raised by his uncle. At 17 he went to sea, an experience that shaped the bleak view of human nature which he expressed in his fiction. In such works as Lord Jim (1900), Youth (1902), and Nostromo (1904), Conrad depicts individuals thrust by circumstances beyond their control into moral and emotional dilemmas. His novel Heart of Darkness (1902), perhaps his best known and most influential work, narrates a literal journey to the center of the African jungle. This novel inspired the acclaimed motion picture Apocalypse Now. After the publication of his first novel, Almayer's Folly (1895), Conrad gave up the sea. He produced thirteen novels, two volumes of memoirs, and twenty-eight short stories. He died on August 3, 1924, in England.

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