Book Club Pick of the Month

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Book Club Pick of the Month

'Heart of Darkness' by Joseph Conrad

Image of book cover for "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph ConradThe West End Book Club will meet Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 12:30 p.m. in the small meeting room on the second floor to discuss Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad.

Copies are available at the reference desk. Please pick one up at your convenience and join us!

Based on Conrad's own 1890 trip up the Congo River, the story is told by Marlowe, the novelist's alter ego.  It is a journey into darkness and horror -- both literally, as the narrator descends into a sinister jungle landscape, and metaphorically, as he witnesses the depths of moral depravity symbolized by the agent Kurtz.