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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 76
by Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pages
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Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness

Nicolas Tredell - 2000 - 192 pages
...These moribund shapes were free as air - and nearly as thin. I began to distinguish the gleam of eyes under the trees. Then, glancing down, I saw a face...a boy - but you know with them it's hard to tell, (p.35) For all his courage at the inhumanity of the colonizers' treatment of the Congolese, Marlow's...
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Outlandish: Writing Between Exile and Diaspora

Nico Israel - 2000 - 252 pages
...page—not enemies, not criminals). Marlow's description then continues with the story of the starving man: I saw a face near my hand. The black bones reclined...of the orbs which died out slowly. The man seemed young—almost a boy—but you know with them it's hard to tell. I found nothing else to do but to...
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Envisioning Africa: Racism and Imperialism in Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Peter Edgerly Firchow
...greenish gloom" — much like the machinery Marlow had nearly stumbled over — he suddenly glimpses "a face near my hand. The black bones reclined at...in the depths of the orbs which died out slowly." Unnerved and somewhat unsure as to what he should do, Marlow offers the dying man a ship's biscuit...
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The Enigma of Good and Evil: The Moral Sentiment in Literature

International society of phenomenology and literature. Annual conference - 2005 - 880 pages
...Levinasian moment, with a native. He looks into that face to behold "sunken eyes [that] looked up to me, enormous and vacant, a kind of blind, white flicker...in the depths of the orbs, which died out slowly" (35). This is an intense moment. Marlow does not depart. He looks back at the other and endures his...
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Empowering Readers: Ten Approaches to Narrative

Garry Gillard - 2003 - 146 pages
...but also dehumanised — because 'you know with them it's hard to tell'. One is described like this: 'The black bones reclined at full length with one...at me, enormous and vacant, a kind of blind, white nicker in the depths of the orbs, which died out slowly' (44—5) . There is no human being here, only...
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Embracing the Other: Addressing Xenophobia in the New Literatures in English

Dunja M. Mohr - 2008 - 341 pages
...attitudes of pain, abandonment and despair. [. . .] They were dying slowly — it was very clear. [...] Then glancing down, I saw a face near my hand. The black bones reclined with one shoulder against the tree [...]. The man [...] had tied a piece of white worsted round his...
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