The Mirror of the Sea

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At the age of twenty, Jozef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski arrived in England unable to speak English. In sixteen years with the British Merchant Marine he not only mastered English but he rose form a deckhand to a captain. As Joseph Conrad, he we ...Continua
Brian Gilberthorpe
Ha scritto il 18/07/11
To the white men in the waterside business and to the captain of ships he was just Jim - nothing more. He had, of course, another name, but he was anxious that it should not be pronounced.' Lord Jim tells the story of a young, idealistic Englishman -...Continua
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rabbit
Ha scritto il 22/02/11

cover:
winslow homer, _banana tree-nassau_, des moines art center, iowa

Bloknotes
Ha scritto il 31/12/09
I think it has been the most beautiful novel I ever read. The first time I read it when I was 10-11 years old, translated in Italian, after the movie with Peter O'Toole. After nearly half a century it still bears to me the teaching to the courage of...Continua
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Guy Montag
Ha scritto il 09/04/09

"He goes away from a living woman to celebrate his pitiless wedding with a shadowy ideal of conduct".

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Martinbenedick
Ha scritto il 01/06/07
The book on which I discovered that reading the original and its translation makes for two different books. I lost my faith in translation, then, but I acquired a greater one in Language. The more so, seeing that Conrad was a Pole! And then, Jim is s...Continua
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