Wednesday 26 January 2011

conrad's heart of darkness: the most influential 100 pages of 20th century

As Heart of Darkness has moved from one medium to another, it has made a good claim to be the single most influential hundred pages of the 20th century. If you consider its central theme—how one half of the world consumes resources at the expense of the other half—it’s easy to see its relevance becoming even greater. Only the resources will no longer be ivory for piano keys, or rubber for bicycle tyres.

My 'Going Green' column on Conrad's novella appears in Intelligent Life.

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