Just the Best Literature

Just the Best Literature

Just the Best Literature inspires you to not only read printed books, but to read only the best books. Besides books, host Dennis Leap will lead discussions on other current literature such as essays and important articles.


Host Dennis Leap discusses Marlow’s colorful descriptions of his first contact with Africa and the company’s outpost, supposedly established to bring civilization to the uncivilized natives.

Host Dennis Leap finishes his discussion of the warning signs Marlow ignored prior to going to work for Belgian Congo Company. Dennis brings to light Conrad’s use of Psalm 74:20 which states “For the dark places of the earth are habitations of cruelty.”

Host Dennis Leap begins discussing the evidence of the main flaw in Marlow’s character as revealed in Book 1 of Jospeh Conrad’s novella The Heart of Darkness.

Host Dennis Leap and guest Deborah Leap continue discussing Heart of Darkness, Book 1. They discuss whether colonialism is violent conquest or the spread of civilization.

Host Dennis Leap, with special guest Deborah Leap, begins discussing Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness, Book 1. They reveal the hidden keys to understanding the complex themes and plots in this fascinating tale of the African Congo.

Host Dennis Leap continues his background discussion of Heart of Darkness, showing how Conrad’s life experiences provided the structure for his tale of fiction.

Host Dennis Leap provides critical background facts to facilitate readers’ understanding of Conrad’s gripping novella Heart of Darkness. Dennis explains Marlow’s change in temperament from Youth to Heart of Darkness.

Host Dennis Leap, with special guests Deborah Leap and Gabe Greaser, discusses key points expressed in Conrad’s short story Youth.

Host Dennis Leap, with special guests Deborah Leap and Gabe Greaser, discusses Marlow’s revelation of an absurd delusion in his youth as second mate on the Judea.

Host Dennis Leap continues discussing the overlooked character in Joseph Conrad’s short story Youth—the Judea. Dennis mentions the rat prophecy and shows how Marlow praises the Judea for living up to her motto “Judea, London. Do or Die.”