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Download El corazon de las tinieblas I (Heart of Darkness I) Audiobook (Unabridged)

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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Joseph Conrad Narrator: Txemi del Olmo Publisher: NEAR, S.A. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2010 ISBN:
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Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) - Novelista británico de origen polaco nació en Berdichev, (actualmente en Ucrania) en 1857.Quedó huérfano a los 12 años, y a los 16 abandonó la Polonia ocupada por los rusos y se trasladó a Marsella. Durante los siguientes cuatro años navegó en barcos mercantes franceses, posteriormente se puso al servicio de la Marina mercante inglesa y obtuvo la nacionalidad británica. La vida en el mar y en puertos extranjeros constituye el telón de fondo de casi todos sus relatos, pero su obsesión fundamental fue la condición humana y la lucha del individuo entre el bien y el mal. Conrad murió en Bishopsbourne, cerca de Canterbury, en 1924. Influyó de manera decisiva en la novela moderna y es considerado como uno de los grandes escritores modernos en lengua inglesa, cuya obra explora la vulnerabilidad y la inestabilidad moral del ser humano.

Este relato es considerado uno de los más convulsivos análisis sobre el espíritu colonial de Occidente. Conrad nos habla de hombres blancos enfrentándose a las incongruencias de sus propios métodos. Una oscura historia sobre el viaje del marinero Marlow por las aguas de un gran río africano, el Congo. Su misión: ir en busca de un agente europeo, Kurtz,un empresario que se había vuelto loco en medio de la jungla. Francis Ford Coppola se inspiró en esta novela para su película Apocalypse Now, aunque ambientada en la guerra de Vietnam.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dad | 5/22/2011

    " I read this as part of my Advanced Placement English class during my senior year at Roy High School.
    This book had a lot of symbolism. Everything there was meant to be "dark." I still remember it after 40 years. It kinda gave me a creepy feeling. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mary | 5/22/2011

    " This book was a real challenge for me. Book group wanted to read a classic and someone picked this. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 5/21/2011

    " One of my favorite books due to the contemplative nature of the narrative and its dialogue concerning the human experience. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tanya | 5/19/2011

    " Worst high school assignment ever... but maybe it was the teacher and my group rather than the book... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gretchen | 5/18/2011

    " So boring. I can see why people think it was amazing... but really, what a bore. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ctb | 5/16/2011

    " Achebe is wrong! This book exposes and condemns European racism and colonization, not condones it. It even, in 1898, takes a stab at sexism. Conrad was a genius. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Oskari | 5/15/2011

    " A simple novella plotwise. The language is powerful, scenery oppresive and the themes intellectually brutal. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deepti | 5/12/2011

    " Brilliant, although you need multiple reads to uncover it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Steffi | 5/11/2011

    " Good start. By the end you get a bit drowned in the heavy 19th-century writing style. There are some good excerpts and thoughtful moral messages, if you can manage to pick them out from the rubble of words... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 5/10/2011

    " the sentences! the sentences! The very end makes no sense to me, though. Think he screwed that up. I also don't see what was so great about Kurtz. Seems to me that might have been shown better. But the rest is beautifully written, sentence after sentence. "

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Author Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad (Józef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski) (1857–1924) was born in Ukraine. Raised by an uncle after the death of his parents, he educated himself by reading widely in Polish and French. At age twenty-one he began a long career sailing the seas on French merchant vessels, after which he went to London and began writing, using the romance and adventure of his own life for his incomparable sea novels.