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In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: The Aural Landscape of Heart of Darkness1 Melissa Free bio That sombre theme had to be given a sinister resonance, a tonality of its own, a continued vibration that, I hoped, would hang in the air and dwell on the ear after the last note had been struck.
Ladening the exalted voice of Kurtz with the promise of revelation, he instead attempts to convince those aboard the Nellie of the comprehension that eludes him.
Inasmuch as Marlow seeks to gull his listeners, Conrad provides auditory readers with the means to hear this deceit. The author himself does not fall into this category, for far from being a meditation on Africa, Heart of Darkness is a meditation on the desire to speak for it.
If, then, instead of seeking meaning within—in the heart of Africa, at the inner station, in the voice of Kurtz—we tune our ears to the ambient, the inaccessibility experienced by the seaman surrounds us like a sonic haze. Sound here functions dually: If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'.
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One glance at the furry dice hanging from the mirror tells you that you’re in for a. Two Tales of Gothic Adventure: The explanation for the apparent lack of personal and professional contact between the two writers may lie in Edward Garnett's recollection that in Conrad had attacked Haggard's works as being "too horrible for words." for instance, Stephen A.
Reid, "The 'Unspeakable Rites' in Heart of Darkness," in. Whether or not these “unspeakable rites” signify “witchcraft and devil worship” (Brantlinger ), human sacrifice (Hawkins , Reid 45), or cannibalism, Marlow’s failure to identify them opens up these possibilities.
Teasing his listeners by providing only limited information, Marlow maintains his privileged position as exclusive.