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Baker, Scan

Overview
Works: 2 works in 6 publications in 1 language and 116 library holdings
Genres: Educational films  History  Internet videos  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Documentary films  Biographical films 
Classifications: PN1997, 823
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Most widely held works by Scan Baker
Heart of darkness( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four noted Conrad scholars examine the author's life within the context of his times: the pervasive influence of his Polish background, the impact of the sense of isolation he experienced as a merchant marine, and the nightmarish conditions in King Leopold's Belgian Congo. Historic photos and maps help set the tale in the context of time and place. Discusses the importance of literary techniques, themes, ideas, structural analysis, and critical views
Joseph Conrad : heart of darkness( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joseph Conrad's compelling novella, marked by an ominous tone and a sense of unspeakable menace, is a literary introduction to the savage 20th century. In this program, noted Conrad scholars Bruce Harkness, Frederick Karl, Jerome Meckier, and Dwight Purdy examine the author's life within the context of his times: the pervasive influence of his Polish background, the impact of the sense of isolation he experienced as a merchant marine, and the nightmarish conditions in King Leopold's Belgian Congo. Historic photos and maps help set the tale in the context of time and place. In addition, experts analyze Marlow, Kurtz, the Accountant, the Manager, and Kurtz's fiancee; discuss the importance of literary techniques such as juxtapositioning; interpret the meaning of Kurtz's last words and Marlow's lie to the fiancee regarding them; and consider the story's bleak implication that it is only the knowledge of one's own perversity that separates humankind from the darkness."--Website
 
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