Youth: A Narrative
Polish-born writer Joseph Conrad's novels and short stories usually involve grizzled sailors past their prime battling their inner demons. The story "Youth: A Narrative" represents something of a departure from the formula that made Conrad famous. It's a semi-autobiographical tale that features Marlow, the same character that stood in for the author in Heart of Darkness recounting an early sea voyage that went terribly awry.
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The way Conrad reflects a raging inferno off a still ocean, the impatient youth off tired old age, the contrasts all... prepare the reader to wonderfully appreciate the serenity of tropical nature and the imagery that glides along like the scented breeze off a luscious island. Read full review