katriona_s (katriona_s) wrote,

The Mirror of the Sea

I have never thought Joseph Conrad to be a elegant writer but whenever I read his marvelous essays "The Mirror of the Sea" (one of my favorite books) I am deeply moved by its beauty.

I have never sailed and have no "real" knowledge about the sea, sailors and navigation still I am touched by the truth of Conrad's writings and the love he confessed himself to have owned toward the sea and ships. The description, especially the exquisite metaphor, the vivid image evoked by the writings are something that any fan of sailing ships & seagoing stories could not but love, or at least be charmed with, I believe.

It's evidently the book which gives me the pure pleasure of reading anytime.
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