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" You can't understand. How could you? — with solid pavement under your feet, surrounded by kind neighbours ready to cheer you or to fall on you, stepping delicately between the butcher and the policeman, in the holy terror of scandal and gallows and... "
Youth: And Two Other Stories - Page 133
by Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pages
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Joseph Conrad and the Fictions of Skepticism

Mark Wollaeger - 1990 - 284 pages
...rhetorical gesture instantly conjures the social connection whose absence he feared in the wilderness: "how can you imagine what particular region of the first ages a man's untrammelled feet may take him into by the way of solitude — utter solitude without a policeman —...
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Waking Giants: The Presence of the Past in Modernism

Herbert N. Schneidau - 1991 - 304 pages
...brought on by the atavistic power of the wilderness, because they live like Winnie before her last hours, "stepping delicately between the butcher and the policeman,...terror of scandal and gallows and lunatic asylums." The trip up the Congo has been a journey to the "earliest beginnings of the world," into prehistory....
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Reading with a Difference: Gender, Race, and Cultural Identity

Arthur F. Marotti - 1993 - 400 pages
...understand. How could you? — with solid pavement under your feet, surrounded by kind neighbours ready to cheer you or to fall on you, stepping delicately...imagine what particular region of the first ages a man's untrammelled feet may take him ..." (50, emphasis mine). Marlow's reconstruction of the domain of masculinity...
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Go Down, Moses

Nancy Dew Taylor, William Faulkner - 1994 - 268 pages
...society, made up of policemen and butchers and neighbors, keeps mankind from barbaric behavior: . . . how can you imagine what particular region of the...by the way of solitude— utter solitude without a policeman—by the way of silence—utter silence, where no warning voice of a kind neighbor can be...
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Dialogue and Literature: Apostrophe, Auditors, and the Collapse of Romantic ...

Michael Macovski - 1994 - 256 pages
...understand. How could you?— with solid pavement under your feet, surrounded by kind neighbors ready to cheer you or to fall on you, stepping delicately...terror of scandal and gallows and lunatic asylums ..." (50). IV Such "kind neighbors," then, "ready to cheer you or to fall on you," represent the possibilities...
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Heart of Darkness, With, The Congo Diary

Joseph Conrad - 1995 - 166 pages
...understand. How could you? - with solid pavement 81 under your feet, surrounded by kind neighbours ready to cheer you or to fall on you, stepping delicately...imagine what particular region of the first ages a man's untrammelled feet may take him into by the way of solitude - utter solitude without a policeman - by...
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Heart of Darkness and Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1995 - 219 pages
...understand. How could you? - with solid pavement under your feet, surrounded by kind neighbours ready to cheer you or to fall on you, stepping delicately...imagine what particular region of the first ages a man's untrammelled feet may take him into by the way of solitude utter solitude without a policeman - by...
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Joseph Conrad and the Anthropological Dilemma: "bewildered Traveller"

John Wylie Griffith - 1995 - 248 pages
...understand? How could you — with solid pavement under your feet, surrounded by kind neighbours ready to cheer you or to fall on you, stepping delicately...— how can you imagine what particular region of first ages a man's untrammeled feet may take him into by the way of solitude — utter solitude without...
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Brüchiges Seemannsgarn: Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit im Werk Joseph Conrads

Julika Griem - 1995 - 330 pages
...asylums--how can you imagine what particular rcgion of the first ages a man's untrammelled feet niay take him into by the way of solitude— utter solitude without a policeman— by the way of silence-utter silence, where no warning voice of a kind neighbour can be heard wfaispering of public...
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Heart of Darkness and Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1995 - 219 pages
...understand. How could you? - with solid pavement under your feet, surrounded by kind neighbours ready to cheer you or to fall on you, stepping delicately between the butcher and the policeman, in die holy terror of scandal and gallows and lunatic asylums - how can you imagine what particular region...
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