Thursday, July 26, 2007

Conrad Questions

I commend to you Chinua Achebe and Toni Morrison for explicit and implicit critiques of Heart of Darkness; I know the novel is not without its problems. It is not, however, without its truths; and neither the problems nor the truths mitigate each other.

I agree with Marlowe's reflection on work, "I don't like work--no man does, but I like what is in the work, the chance to find yourself." I also question:

What is so norming and saning about work? Is work a distraction from existential angst, or is such angst what rises when work stops, the way water rises when pumps fail?


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