Lord Jim Best Read || [Joseph Conrad Jacques Berthoud]

  • Title: Lord Jim
  • Author: Joseph Conrad Jacques Berthoud
  • ISBN: 9780199536023
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Paperback

  • Lord Jim Best Read || [Joseph Conrad Jacques Berthoud] - Lord Jim, Lord Jim Haunted by the memory of a moment of lost nerve during a disastrous voyage Jim submits to condemnation by a Court of Inquiry In the wake of his disgrace he travels to the exotic region of Patusan an
    Joseph Conrad Jacques Berthoud
    Joseph Conrad born J zef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski was a Polish born English novelist who today is most famous for Heart of Darkness, his fictionalized account of Colonial Africa.Conrad left his native Poland in his middle teens to avoid conscription into the Russian Army He joined the French Merchant Marine and briefly employed himself as a wartime gunrunner He then began to work aboard British ships, learning English from his shipmates He was made a Master Mariner, and served than sixteen years before an event inspired him to try his hand at writing.He was hired to take a steamship into Africa, and according to Conrad, the experience of seeing firsthand the horrors of colonial rule left him a changed man Joseph Conrad settled in England in 1894, the year before he published his first novel He was deeply interested in a small number of writers both in French and English whose work he studied carefully This was useful when, because a need to come to terms with his experience, lead him to write Heart of Darkness, in 1899, which was followed by other fictionalized explorations of his life.He has been lauded as one of the most powerful, insightful, and disturbing novelists in the English canon despite coming to English later in life, which allowed him to combine it with the sensibilities of French, Russian, and Polish literature.


    If you are a serious student of Conrad, you must read Typhoon, Heart of Darkness, and Lord Jim After reading Lord Jim, a comparison with Heart of Darkness is unavoidable The two books were published a year apart Conrad began Lord Jim first, put it down to write and publish HOD, and then finished the expanded Lord Jim Much of the tone, themes, imagery and even language are similar if not identical.Heart of Darkness, I think, is the better literary work, and is on a short list of my all time favor [...]

    The outlook is bleak Conrad s last book of the nineteenth century offers the certainty that we can never be good enough, if you are lucky disillusionment will result, if less lucky disaster, and your own death will be a mercy Ideals, civilisation and values, even love, none have a chance in the face of our universal insufficiencies, however before we start getting too pessimistic the novel itself is an exercise in optimism at least Conrad demonstrates, we can talk about these things, even with a [...]

    Megan Baxter
    It has been over a week and a half since I last finished a book This is so extremely unusual I m trying not to hold it agains the collection of books I ve been reading that week in a half, but at times it s hard I find myself eyeing Ulysses suspiciously, poke The Reality Dysfunction every once in a while to see if it s moved, or tuck The Idiot in my purse to try to get through just a little Does anyone else think it s odd that a 600 Dostoyevsky book is the only one that will fit in my purse And [...]

    Jason Koivu
    Ponderous and difficult to follow, but still a beautiful piece of work I say difficult to follow in the sense that Conrad did not always balance his action and exposition in Lord Jim There were large sections of backstory or the minutia of character Certainly character is the cornerstone of this work in which a man buries himself deeper and deeper into a manageable backwoods fiefdom of sorts in order to escape his own failings on the larger stage of civilization, so it s hard to fault Conrad on [...]

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    So much to say about this novel One one hand it s an adventure tale, but on the other it s a harbinger of the modern novel, told from various points of view, creating an almost cubist vision of one man s struggle with guilt and morality The prose is beautiful and the characters fascinating, every one of them plagued by their own inner demons Jim, himself, is almost a younger version of Kurtz from Heart of Darkness, but my favorite characters were probably Brierly, the forboding sea captain, and [...]

    Nandakishore Varma
    This is the classic tale of redemption a man, running from himself for a momentary act of cowardice which brings lasting shame, atones for it in the depths of the Eastern jungles Brilliantly plotted and beautifully written only the undertone of white supremacy strikes a sour note sometimes.

    Lord Jim is an incredibly frustrating book It s part imperial adventure, part psychological study, in the vein of Joseph Conrad s most famous work, Heart of Darkness However, whereas Heart was brief and elegant, Lord Jim is a repetitive slog I spent as much time trying to figure out who was telling the story as I did actually enjoying the story.The book tells of the eponymous Jim, who is a mate aboard the merchant ship Patna, which is carrying hundreds of Muslim pilgrims Mid voyage, the ship has [...]

    The first half of this book is heavy work, Conrad throws a lot at you without a lot of dialogue to break it up A very psychological novel based on the internal conflicts and consequences of past actions in this case, the staff abandonment of a ship believed to be sinking with hundreds of ethnic travellers aboard.This is told from various viewpoints, with each character having immense development and all trying to come to terms with their own inner debacles and problems.You re going to find that [...]

    I generally only bother to review books I enjoyed especially since I m not bothering much to go back to review those I read quite some time ago Lord Jim requires a review.Why did I loathe this book so much I was an English major in college I have a master s degree in English literature I love books This book is the only novel I have ever read that put me to sleep I could not get involved in the action Conrad s verbose English diction and excessively correct grammar infuriated me His style frustr [...]

    I don t know if there has ever been an out and out study of Conrad s influence on T.S Eliot, but I couldn t help but feel, while reading Lord Jim that the influence goes beyond the footnote The most famous is of course Eliot s epigram from Heart of Darkness Mistah Kurtz he dead Lesser known is another Heart of Darkness epigram before Pound waved it off that got things rolling in The Wasteland However, buried deeper in the Hollow Men are the lines Between the idea And the Reality Falls the Shadow [...]

    Henry Avila
    Jim,no other name is given except Lord, which he acquires later on.A son of an English clergyman,who seeks adventure, at sea.And becomes,the first mate of the rusty, old,local steamer Patna,at the age of 23.Going from port ,to port,mostly in the western Pacific Ocean area.But everything changes, when taking 800 pilgrims to Mecca.Something hits the ship underneath.Springing a major leak.Opening a hatch,Jim see s water flooding the Patna And any moment, she will sink to the bottom of the sea.Repor [...]

    perch mio convincimento che nessuno comprenda appieno gli abili stratagemmi cui ricorre per sfuggire all ombra sinistra della conoscenza di s Sicuramente, in nessun altro mestiere come in quello del mare i cuori di coloro gi varati per affogare o per nuotare si protendono cos tanto verso il giovane ancora sulla sponda, che guarda con occhi scintillanti il luccichio della vasta superficie, che soltanto un riflesso dei suoi stessi sguardi pieni di fuoco.

    Loved this book Here s a great statement And because you not always can keep your eyes shut there comes the real trouble the heart pain the world pain I tell you, my friend, it is not good for you to find you cannot make your dream come true, for the reason that you not strong enough are, or not clever enough Ja And all the time you are such a fine fellow too Wie Was Gott im Himme How can that be Ha ha ha Stein, from Joseph Conrad s, LORD JIM

    Francisco H. González
    Dec a Rafael S nchez Ferlosio respecto de Crimen y castigo que a pesar de los estupendos di logos con el juez no pasaba de ser un mediocre follet n, no como Lord Jim, que seg n l era una obra maestra, porque en esta ltima funcionaba exclusivamente la moral de Lord Jim y s lo l era responsable y agente de su propia redenci n, mientras que en Crimen y castigo, la redenci n de Rask lnikov, es algo a todas luces querido y dirigido por Dostoievski El final de Crimen y castigo no me convenci , no me r [...]

    Finally, an answer to my question what novel contains the phrase a sinister pantaloon Objectively speaking, I didn t enjoy this read But also speaking objectively, I appreciate the way this book sits on the cusp of the transition from 19th century adventure writing to 20th century modernism An omniscient narrator tells the story of first mate Jim abandoning his ship full of Muslim pilgrims Then Conrad inserts his favorite narrator Marlow, who picks up the story of the rest of Jim s life, his sel [...]

    Lord D im je sukobljeni iz naslova romana koji je mo da i najautenti niji, najljudskiji, najpromi ljeniji i definitivno najcelovitiji portret fiktivnog lika koji sam ikada pro itao Konrad je ovo pisao u isto vreme kao i Srce Tame i to se ose a iako je po mom mi ljenju ovo daleko, daleko uspelije delo ipak, na neki na in nisu toliko u konkurenciji, koliko su kompanjoni, dva lica istog nov i a Strani svet, mra an, ali i lep kao to je i Konradov stil neke re enice su me ostavljale u oku Tu je i pri [...]

    Marco Tamborrino
    Le parole di Stein Romantico Romantico , sembrano risuonare da quei lidi remoti, che non lo restituiranno mai pi a un mondo indifferente alle sue debolezze e alle sue virt , n a quell affetto ardente e tenace che rifiuta facili lacrime nello smarrimento di un dolore immane e di una separazione eterna Da quando la purezza assoluta degli ultimi tre anni della sua vita ha sopraffatto l ignoranza, la paura e la rabbia degli uomini, egli non mi appare pi come l ho visto l ultima volta un puntolino bi [...]

    Anascape Taylor
    First, the bad news In Lord Jim, Conrad launches full bore into every idea, with a thoroughness verging on overdevelopment The power of brevity is not explored in his writing style Choosing realism over poetry, he paints a sharp picture akin to a photograph where other writers may have reached for enigma But such a tender criticism, it must be said, could only be given to a great work However, Conrad oddly tries to paint his subject matter as enigmatic using finery and detail, and the result som [...]

    Chiara Pagliochini
    Se n era andato La notte lo aveva inghiottito Mi rimase negli occhi l immagine di lui, di un uomo impacciato, sconfitto, finito Era terribile Udii il sordo cricchiare della ghiaia sotto le sue scarpe Stava correndo Stava correndo, vi dico, e non sapeva nemmeno lui dove era diretto E non aveva ancora compiuto ventiquattro anni Ho iniziato a leggere Lord Jim il giorno stesso in cui ho terminato Moby Dick e debbo dire che la linea di continuit tra i due romanzi continua ad apparirmi sorprendente En [...]

    LORD JIM 1900 Joseph Conrad .I first read this novel back in the 1960s in a Signet Classic Edition I can still see the cover art in my mind This edition was one of the Folio Society s uniform series of Conrad s works issued serially in the 1990s Lord Jim has been generally acknowledged as Conrad s best book certainly his most popular It is not a breezy read, primarily because of its style and subject matter Jim s story is told, mostly, by the character Marlow, who apparently represents Conrad as [...]

    Jove This book was ruined by being a story within a story Sometimes I had to search back and decode the quotation marks to discover whether the speaker was Marlow or Marlow relating something that Jim said I don t know why Conrad decided to present Jim s story through Marlow, but it really distanced me emotionally from Jim s struggles This is mostly barring the end told by Marlow to a small audience at a distance of some years and I found myself questioning whether he left things out or embellis [...]

    It took me a long time to complete Lord Jim, over a year grabbing chances here and there on the bus stop reading a Google Play Books version When I found a Penguin Classics paperback in a charity shop the reading went quicker but still long.The way the novel is told, related by Marlowe made he think of a Tarrantino film The narrative reaches back or out of the flow often Marlowe often quote someone who is quoting another This makes the nested quotation marks an interesting sea to navigate.

    Okay, so I m not the world s biggest Conrad fan Chinua Achebe s essay on Heart of Darkness pretty much explains why But Conrad s on the list, so Conrad I read I m wishing now I d stuck with The Secret Agent, which I read for a 20th Century British Literature course a few years ago but no, I had to be adventurous and pick one I hadn t read before.First off, Lord Jim is confusing The first seventy pages, it s made very clear that something terrible has happened, that Jim was involved in an awful m [...]

    Ivana Books Are Magic
    This is one of those novels that may take a bit time to read Now, there is no sense in talking about how long it will take you to read this one because that is very individual As well as that infamous difficulty factor, it is something that is bound to differ from person to person It took me some time to read this one, but I MUST say it is one of those books that is certainly worth the effort You know that feeling when you have read some amazing book and even though it may have taken you some a [...]

    I picked up a used book last week called In Search of Conrad and found it fascinating It got me wanting to read Conrad, an author I only dipped into a bit His books are set in Malaysia, Borneo, Singapore so I got an atlas out when I was reading this travel book and became fascinated with the area I ve almost finished it so I m starting reading this, based on a true incident mentioned in the book The original Jim was second mate on a steamer taking 1000 pilgrims from Malaysia to Mecca I think in [...]

    Joshua Rigsby
    My problem with this book was one of misinformation and confused expectations.I ve heard and read lots of references to Lord Jim as being primarily about the sinking of the Patna, a true story where a Western owned and operated vessel full of Muslims on their way to the Haj in Mecca was believed to be sinking, and was abandoned by the crew Turns out it didn t sink, and everyone on board was rescued by another vessel This, as you d imagine, was quite embarrassing for the crew Conrad describes the [...]

    A very different sort of read There are no time constraints here, the author can skip forward and backward and sideways It is in the will of the reader to decide whether to follow or fold The reader may close the last page brimming with irresolution This is not a composition that attempts to facilitate or ease the reader with Conrad s rendition He, Conrad, has no obligation to the reader other than to demonstrate to himself, the futility of life The ignobility of truth, romance, or ideals The ut [...]

    Joseph Conrad is a favorite author His way with shaping English a second language to him, being Polish , is remarkable to this day.Nobody seems to be entirely clear on the difference between fiction and literature, if any, but this book would seem to be both.There seem to be two schools of thought regarding stars on One is simply did I personally like the book The other is regardless of my liking, is this a good book Most voting seems to follow the first line, with which is understandable, but n [...]

    gutenberg ebooks 5658Opening He was an inch, perhaps two, under six feet, powerfully built, and he advanced straight at you with a slight stoop of the shoulders, head forward, and a fixed from under stare which made you think of a charging bull His voice was deep, loud, and his manner displayed a kind of dogged self assertion which had nothing aggressive in it It seemed a necessity, and it was directed apparently as much at himself as at anybody else He was spotlessly neat, apparelled in immacul [...]

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