The Use of Primitivism in ‘Heart of Darkness’ and ‘Manao Tupapau’

Although they may seem like disparate art forms, this essay will reveal the similarities between Gauguin’s painting Manao Tupapau (The Spirit of the Dead Keep Watch) (1892) and Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness (1899). Many critics have already noted the connection between painting and literature. For example, Schwarz states they can be entwined in various […]

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