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The Nigger of the Narcissus [EasyRead Comfort Edition]

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Written in English

Subjects:

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  • Action & Adventure,
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  • Fiction,
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Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages220
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8501113M
ISBN 101425006132
ISBN 109781425006136

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The preface to Nigger of the Narcissus is the most elegant, brilliant essay about the place and meaning of art I have ever read. I have a hard copy that I periodically read to remind myself what it means to be human and value literature and art/5. A dying sailor boards the Narcissus and acts as a memento mori upon his shipmates, eliciting pity and selfless compassion as well as fear, resentment, and a profound hatred. The powerful narrative technique captures every nuance of atmospheric tension for a compelling study of men's characters under conditions of extreme danger and stress/5(2).   Gary Dexter investigates The Nigger of the Narcissus by Joseph Conrad The Nigger of the Narcissus () was Conrad's first major novel and, as an early work, its title has some : Gary Dexter.   The Nigger of the "Narcissus," though not Conrad's best work, is perhaps the best introduction to his work. Many of the themes he would explore in his subsequent works are addressed in this one; for example the psychological struggle with the incomprehsible and the problem of /5(23).

CHAPTER THREE Meantime the Narcissus, with square yards, ran out of the fair drifted slowly, swinging round and round the compass, through a few days of baffling light airs. Under the patter of short warm showers, grumbling men whirled the heavy yards from side to side; they caught hold of the soaked ropes with groans and sighs, while their officers, sulky and dripping with rain.   Book digitized by Google from the library of Harvard University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. The nigger of the "Narcissus": a tale of the sea by Joseph Conrad, Samuel Hynes; 52 editions; First published in ; Subjects: Fiction, Blacks, Tuberculosis in fiction, Patients, West Indians in fiction, West Indians, Ocean travel in fiction, Ocean travel, Terminally ill in fiction, Terminally ill, Tuberculosis, Blacks in fiction, Authors, Correspondence, English Adventure stories, Biography. Pawling, rejected it for the book form of The Nigger of the "Narcissus." W. E. Henley, however, who had accepted the novel for serialisation in The New Review, published the Preface as an "Afterword" to the last instalment, in December The Preface did not .