Eva-Lynn Jagoe

La folie Almayer (Chantal Akerman, Belgium/France)

By Eva-Lynn Jagoe / December 20, 2011

By Eva-Lynn Jagoe At the end of Joseph Conrad’s Almayer’s Folly, the title character, a benighted Dutch trader at a failed Malaysian outpost, is deserted by his beloved half-caste daughter Nina and determines to forget her before he dies. “He had a fixed idea that if he should not forget before he died he would…

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