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Lizreader's Blog

Also known as Liz on GR. I am here, but really just planting the seed. I am a student who likes all kinds of books, and I'll be honest about what I think about them.

Currently reading

The Mists of Avalon
Marion Zimmer Bradley
Heart of Darkness - Paul B. Armstrong, Joseph Conrad Update 9/21/12I'll be honest, I didn't give Conrad the credit he deserves when I first read this book. He is a good writer, however when I read this the first time I was annoyed that we were reading about a blatant colonial story and how we read it through the Freudian lens (you know the ego, super-ego, and Id). When thinking about it, I guess people want to distance themselves with how much wrong there is in this book. Since I had to read it again for my Post-Colonial literature class I got a better feel (as well as realizing that I had a change in heart). However, I will say it even though the language is very much derogatory, Conrad was a man of his time. Although, there are hints that I think make me think that maybe he wasn't.