Heart of Darkness (Paperback)

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By Joseph Conrad, Peter Kuper (Adapted by), Maya Jasanoff (Foreword by)
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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.

Praise For…

[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

Product Details
ISBN: 9780393358438
ISBN-10: 0393358437
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: August 4th, 2020
Pages: 160
Language: English