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Heart of Darkness

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Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness has unsettled generations of readers with its haunting portrait of colonialism and the brutal exploitation of African lives. Peter Kuper's graphic adaptation reimagines this masterpiece for a new generation. Illustrated to evoke early twentieth-century woodcuts, Kuper's Heart of Darkness confronts Conrad's famously ambiguous, labyrinthine sentences and invents in stark black and white panels a visual language that excavates the hidden corners of Conrad's 1899 masterpiece. Capturing the ominous atmosphere and hellish conditions of the Belgian Congo, Kuper transforms this lurid tale of madness, greed and evil into something shockingly modern. Long-time admirers of the novel will see Conrad's opus with new eyes while new readers will discover a brilliant introduction to a classic work.

About the author

Peter Kuper is a visiting professor at Harvard University and the author of Kafkaesque. He frequently contributes cartoons to The New Yorker and is the illustrator of Mad magazine's "Spy vs. Spy?. His previous graphic novel, Ruins, won an Eisner Award.

Product details

Authors Joseph Conrad, Maya Jasanoff, Peter Kuper
Assisted by Peter Kuper (Editor)
Publisher Norton and Co Ltd
Languages English
Product format Hardback
Released 30.11.2019
EAN 9780393635645
ISBN 978-0-393-63564-5
Dimensions 167 mm x 239 mm x 15 mm
Subjects Fiction > Comic, cartoon, humour, satire > Comic
Humanities, art, music > Linguistics and literary studies > English linguistics / literary studies

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