January 09, 2011

The N-word of the Narcissus

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Available here.

(Oddly enough, I first read this book when I was a kid because it was one of the texts/clues mentioned in Ellen Raskin's Figgs & Phantoms. Thus, my introduction to Conrad. I wonder how the Raskin text is faring these days.)

Posted by Dr. Frank at January 9, 2011 05:09 PM | TrackBack

C. Van Carter of Across Difficult Country writes:

"Instead of sanitizing books written in more civilized eras, liberals should do what other cults have done to handle taboos, and devise some sort of purification ritual adherents can perform after reading or hearing “nigger,” or any other “unclean” words. A little self flagellation with a stalk of organically grown bok choy, followed by a bottled spring water ablution, would do the trick. "

Posted by: josh at January 9, 2011 09:24 PM

I was introduced to this book by Figgs & Phantoms as well. It's a shame that Raskin's books are so hard to find these days, or at least the times that I've looked.

Posted by: k. at January 10, 2011 09:41 PM
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