Shedding light on
Heart of Darkness
The recently released Routledge Guide to Literature on Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness has been written by Prof. D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke, Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Kelaniya. The volume is essential reading for all those beginning a detailed study of Heart of Darkness and seeking not only a guide to the novel but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Conrad's text.
The guide includes an introduction to the text, a selection of new critical essays, cross references between sections of the guide and suggestions for further reading. Prof. Goonetilleke is a recognized critic of twentieth century and post-colonial literature. His earlier books include Developing Countries in British Fiction, Images of the Raj, Jospeh Conrad: Beyond Culture and Salman Rushdie.
The book priced at Rs. 3750 is available at Vijitha Yapa Bookshop.