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" I began to distinguish the gleam of the eyes under the trees. Then, glancing down, I saw a face near my hand. The black bones reclined at full length with one shoulder against the tree, and slowly the eyelids rose and the sunken eyes looked up at me,... "
Youth: And Two Other Stories - Page 74
by Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 379 pages
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 339 pages
...moribund shapes were free as air — and nearly as thin. I began to distinguish the gleam of the eyes under the trees. Then, glancing down, I saw a face...at me, enormous and vacant, a kind of blind, white nicker in the depths of the orbs, which died out slowly. The man seemed young — almost a boy —...
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Complete Works, Volume 16

Joseph Conrad - 1903
...moribund shapes were free as air—and nearly as thin. I began to distinguish the gleam of the eyes under the trees. Then, glancing down, I saw a face...at me, enormous and vacant, a kind of blind, white nicker in the depths of the orbs, which died out slowly. The man seemed young—almost a boy—but...
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Gone Primitive: Savage Intellects, Modern Lives

Marianna Torgovnick - 1991 - 328 pages
...vocabulary — as Marlow does often when he uses phrases like "fool nigger," "insolent black head," "The man seemed young — almost a boy — but you know with them it's hard to tell" (20). More — why is the woman the embodiment of Africa? What gives Marlow the right (and why does...
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Out There: Marginalization and Contemporary Cultures

Russell Ferguson, Martha Gever, Trinh T. Minh-Ha, Félix González-Torres, Cornel West - 1990 - 446 pages
...nothing but black shadows of disease and starvation . . . The black bones reclined at full length . . . and slowly the eyelids rose and the sunken eyes looked up at me, enormous and vacant."'3 It is as if HIV were a disease of "African-ness," the viral embodiment of a long legacy...
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Practices of Freedom: Selected Writings on HIV/AIDS

Simon Watney - 1994 - 286 pages
.... . . nothing but black shadows of disease and starvation. The black bones reclined at full length and slowly the eyelids rose and the sunken eyes looked up at me, enormous and vacant.'" It is as if HIV were a disease of 'Africanness', the viral embodiment of a long legacy of colonial...
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Heart of Darkness and Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1995 - 219 pages
...moribund shapes were free as air - and nearly as thin. I began to distinguish the gleam of the eyes under the trees. Then, glancing down, I saw a face...sunken eyes looked up at me, enormous and vacant, a land of blind, white flicker in the depths of the orbs, which died out slowly. The man seemed young...
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Under Postcolonial Eyes: Joseph Conrad After Empire

Gail Fincham, Myrtle Hooper - 1996 - 216 pages
...compassion can register but cannot cross. When Marlow recognizes one of the dying individually, he comments: "The man seemed young - almost a boy but you know with them it's hard to tell" (20). This sort of denial of the Other's differences is classic racism. Curiously, though, it echoes...
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The Rings of Saturn

Winfried Georg Sebald - 1998 - 296 pages
...crept off into the bush. I began to distinguish the gleam of the eyes under the trees, says Marlow. Then, glancing down, I saw a face near my hand. The...in the depths of the orbs, which died out slowly. And as this man, scarcely more than a boy, breathed his last, those who were not yet worn out were...
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Conrad and Theory

Andrew Gibson, R. G. Hampson, Robert Hampson - 1998 - 204 pages
...the demand or supplication of the face, notably in the case of the "moribund shape' beneath the tree: ...I saw a face near my hand. The black bones reclined...in the depths of the orbs, which died out slowly. (HD, p. 66) But he also repeatedly withdraws from the face into thinking what Levinas calls the category....
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The Rings of Saturn

Winfried Georg Sebald - 1999 - 296 pages
...crept off into the bush. I began to distinguish the gleam of the eyes under the trees, says Marlow. Then, glancing down, I saw a face near my hand. The...in the depths of the orbs, which died out slowly. And as this man, scarcely more than a boy, breathed his last, those who were not yet worn out were...
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