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" In the empty immensity of earth, sky, and water, there she was, incomprehensible, firing into a continent. Pop, would go one of the six-inch guns; a small flame would dart and vanish, a little white smoke would disappear, a tiny projectile would give... "
Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine - Page 172
1899
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Speaking Through the Mask: Hannah Arendt and the Politics of Social Identity

Norma Claire Moruzzi - Philosophy - 2000 - 205 pages
...their wars going on thereabouts. Her ensign dropped limp like a rag; the muzzles of the long six-inch guns stuck out all over the low hull; the greasy,...she was, incomprehensible, firing into a continent. JOSEPH CONRAD, Heart of Darkness (New York: Penguin Books, 1994), 19-20 This chapter is primarily an...
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The Fate of the Earth: And, The Abolition

Jonathan Schell - Political Science - 2000 - 417 pages
...of recognition in the following description of a French naval vessel firing into the African jungle: In the empty immensity of earth, sky, and water, there...firing into a continent. Pop, would go one of the six-inch guns; a small flame would dart and vanish, a little white smoke would disappear, a tiny projectile...
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Heart of darkness

Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 2010 - 128 pages
...their wars going on thereabouts. Her ensign drooped limp like a rag; the muzzles of the long six-inch guns stuck out all over the low hull; the greasy,...firing into a continent. Pop, would go one of the six-inch guns; a small flame would dart and vanish, a little white smoke would disappear, a tiny projectile...
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The Unfinished Twentieth Century

Jonathan Schell - Political Science - 2001 - 104 pages
...of recognition in the following description of a French naval vessel firing into the African jungle: In the empty immensity of earth, sky, and water, there...firing into a continent. Pop, would go one of the six-inch guns; a small flame would dart and vanish, a little white smoke would disappear, a tiny projectile...
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Littératures et sociétés africaines: regards comparatistes et perspectives ...

Papa Samba Diop, Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink, Ute Fendler, Christoph Vatter - Africa - 2001 - 593 pages
...bateau de guerre français est en train de lancer des obus dans la brousse. On ne voit rien du tout: „In the empty immensity of earth, sky, and water,...she was, incomprehensible, firing into a continent." (p. 61sv.). Tout aussi incompréhensibles sont les explosions sur une pente de rochers: „A horn tooted...
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Narrative

Paul Cobley - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 267 pages
...their wars going on thereabouts. Her ensign dropped limp like a rag; the mu22les of the long six-inch guns stuck out all over the low hull; the greasy, slimy swell swung her up la2ily and let her down, swaying her thin masts. In the empry immensity of earth, sky and waler, there...
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Medicine and Literature: The Doctor's Companion to the Classics, Volume 2

John Salinsky - Medical - 2002 - 281 pages
...warship which is anchored off the coast and firing shells into the bush in an apparently blind manner. 'In the empty immensity of earth, sky and water, there...she was, incomprehensible, firing into a continent .... There was a touch of insanity in the proceeding.' The explanation is that 'the French have one...
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The Hybrid Island: Culture Crossings and the Invention of Identity in Sri Lanka

Neluka Silva - Social Science - 2002 - 177 pages
...narrator, Marlow, describes this early in his journey, watching a French ship shelling the jungle: "In the empty immensity of earth, sky, and water,...she was, incomprehensible, firing into a continent" (Conrad 1989: 41). But within the shadows of such incomprehensible (and seemingly futile and pointless)...
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The Unfinished Twentieth Century: The Crisis of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Jonathan Schell - History - 2003 - 124 pages
...of recognition in the following description of a French naval vessel firing into the African jungle: In the empty immensity of earth, sky, and water, there...firing into a continent. Pop, would go one of the six-inch guns; a small flame would dart and vanish, a little white smoke would disappear, a tiny projectile...
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Ethics and Selfhood: Alterity and the Phenomenology of Obligation

James R. Mensch - Philosophy - 2003 - 215 pages
...down the coast of Africa, his ship encounters "a man-of-war . . . shelling the bush" (40). He relates, "In the empty immensity of earth, sky, and water,...firing into a continent. Pop, would go one of the six-inch guns;... a tiny projectile would give a feeble screech—and nothing happened. Nothing could...
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