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" Are we likely to be seen on our way?" "No, unless by native craft," said Schomberg. Ricardo nodded, satisfied. Both these white men looked on native life as a mere play of shadows. A play of shadows the dominant race could walk through unaffected and... "
VICTORY - Page 128
by JOSEP CONRAD - 1921
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Victory: An Island Tale

Joseph Conrad - Abused women - 1915 - 415 pages
...that may bring awkwardness later on. A ship's boat with three white men in her, knocking about out of sight of land, is bound to make talk. Are we likely...crossed that region about the 8th of every month, regularly — nowhere near the island, though. Rigid, his voice hoarse, his heart thumping, his mind...
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Victory

Joseph Conrad - 1921
...that may bring awkwardness later on. A ship's boat with three white men in her, knocking about out of sight of land, is bound to make talk. Are we likely...crossed that region about the 8th of every month, regularly — nowhere near the island, though. Rigid, his voice hoarse, his heart thumping, his mind...
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Victory

Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 1921 - 385 pages
...with three white men in her, knocking about out of sight of land, is bound to make talk. Are we iikely to be seen on our way?" "No, unless by native craft,"...crossed that region about the 8th of every month, regularly — nowhere near the island, though. Rigid, his voice hoarse, his heart thumping, his mind...
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Victory

Joseph Conrad - 1923
...that may bring awkwardness later on. A ship's boat with three white men in her, knocking about out of sight of land, is bound to make talk. Are we likely...crossed that region about the 8th of every month, regularly — nowhere near the island, though. Rigid, his voice hoarse, his heart thumping, his mind...
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Victory

Joseph Conrad - 1921 - 412 pages
...ship's boat with three white men in her, knocking about out of sight of land, is bound to make ta'k. Are we likely to be seen on our way?" "No, unless...looked on native life as a mere play of shadows. A play cf shadows the dominant race could walk through unaffected and disregarded in the pursuit of its incomprehensible...
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Victory

Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford - 1921
...that may bring awkwardness later on. A ship's boat with three white men in her, knocking about out of sight of land, is bound to make talk. Are we likely...disregarded in the pursuit of its incomprehensible amis and needs. No. Native craft did not count, of course. It was an empty, solitary part of the sea,...
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The Origins of Totalitarianism

Hannah Arendt - Political Science - 1973 - 527 pages
...ghostlike events a seeming guarantee against all consequences because anyhow it looked to these men like a "mere play of shadows. A play of shadows, the dominant...the pursuit of its incomprehensible aims and needs." The world of native savages was a perfect setting for men who had escaped the reality of civilization....
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The Ruling Passion: British Colonial Allegory and the Paradox of Homosexual ...

Christopher Lane - Literary Criticism - 1995 - 326 pages
...that it reduces the "indigenous" population to a shadow: "Both these white men [Schomberg and Ricardo] looked on native life as a mere play of shadows. A...the pursuit of its incomprehensible aims and needs" (188). Since the cultural double of "native life" seems little threat to this community, we must ask...
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Solitude Versus Solidarity in the Novels of Joseph Conrad: Political and ...

Ursula Lord - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 358 pages
...ghostlike events a seeming guarantee against all consequences because anyhow it looked to these men like a 'mere play of shadows. A play of shadows, the dominant...the pursuit of its incomprehensible aims and needs.' The world of native savages was a perfect setting for men who had escaped the reality of civilization."184...
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Speaking Through the Mask: Hannah Arendt and the Politics of Social Identity

Norma Claire Moruzzi - Philosophy - 2000 - 205 pages
...ghostlike events a seeming guarantee against all consequences because anyhow it looked to these men like a "mere play of shadows. A play of shadows, the dominant...the pursuit of its incomprehensible aims and needs." (The Origins, i po)20 These adventurers — superfluous, vicious, anonymous — still claimed a European...
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