Joseph Conrad – Lord Jim
Uncategorized / March 8, 2017

A Lord he was, indeed, with capital L. I’m no great fan of sailors, and never boarded a ship in my life. Yet Conrad managed to get me involved in his amazing story full of crazy characters. You can’t help thinking Conrad had met most of his book heroes in the early years of his life, when he worked on board various ships. Either he had met them, or you have an honor to read a book from a creative genius, hardly matched in British literature….   Racism, colonialism, and other messages Conrad doesn’t moralize in his book. He neither tells us what he thinks about the colonization of the Archipelago, nor elaborate on the relations of sailors belonging to various nationalities, on the racism, idealism, and all kind of other stuff a smart reader finds in his book while reading in between the lines. Instead of making direct statement and conclusions, Joseph hides the important messages in funny dialogues of his protagonists. Dialogues that seems funny on the first read, but are actually dead serious. The book will make you think, though whether it was Conrad intention remains a mystery to me.   Idealistic heroes and geography The vast…