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Darkness and Light: Exploring the Limits of the Human Soul, in Two Books

The books are: “Heart of Darkness,” by Joseph Conrad; and, “Death Comes for the Archbishop,” by Willa Cather. Among other parallel attributes, the two novels show us the geopolitical forces of the times and places of their narration.  “Heart…” is … Continue reading

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“… a last glimpse of the land now being lost for ever”

… Thus ends The Rings of Saturn by W.G. Sebald, one of the three books I present today. The others are: Thesiger by Michael Asher; and The Search for Sana by Richard Zimler, the latter having been recently discussed in … Continue reading

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