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Heart of Darkness (Paperback)
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“Not only a triumph of graphic art but a compelling work of literary interpretation.” —Maya Jasanoff, from the foreword
Acclaimed illustrator Peter Kuper delivers a visually immersive and profound adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s enduring classic.
About the Author
Peter Kuper contributes cartoons to The New Yorker and illustrated MAD magazine’s Spy vs. Spy. His graphic novels include an adaptation of Heart of Darkness and the Eisner Award–winning Ruins.
[Kuper] doesn’t just retell the book. He destabilizes it, forcing a reconsideration. Most importantly, he does so with vast skill and care.
— Etelka Lehoczky - NPR
Filters the 1899 classic through a modern lens, reexamining colonialism and xenophobia, while still focusing on the story’s core theme.
— Drew Tewksbury - Los Angeles Times
An effective visual rendering of a notoriously ambiguous novella.
— Paul B. Armstrong, professor of English, Brown University
The major achievement of this adaptation is Kuper’s ability to capture Conrad’s irony by going beyond the merely expressionist.
— Simon Gikandi, Robert Schirmer Professor of English, Princeton University