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Heart of darkness : complete, authoritative text with biographical, historical, and cultural contexts, critical history, and essays from contemporary critical perspectives

Author: Joseph Conrad; Ross C Murfin
Publisher: Boston : Bedford-St. Martins, ©2011.
Series: Case studies in contemporary criticism.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"Part One of this volume reprints the text of 'Heart of darkness' from the 1921 Heinemann edition of Conrad's 'Collected works' - the latest version of the text that Conrad approved. Part Two includes documents and illustrations providing cultural contexts for 'Heart of darkness'. Part Three features a critical history of the novella, plus six contemporary essays representing deconstruction; feminist, gender, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Named Person: Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joseph Conrad; Ross C Murfin
ISBN: 9780312457532 0312457537 0230333451 9780230333451
OCLC Number: 641525360
Description: xi, 383 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
Contents: pt. One 'Heart of darkness': the complete text --
Introduction: Biographical and historical contexts --
The complete text --
pt. Two 'Heart of darkness' in cultural context --
Cultural documents and illustrations --
Maps of Africa --
Photographs of African women --
Leopold II, King of Belgium --
Documenting abuse in the Congo Free State --
'Heart of darkness' from a multi-media perspective --
pt. Three 'Heart of darkness': a case study in contemporary criticism --
A critical history of 'Heart of darkness' --
Feminist and gender criticism and 'Heart of darkness' --
A feminist and gender perspective: "Too beautiful altogether": ideologies of gender and empire in 'Heart of darkness' --
Decontruction and 'Heart of darkness' --
A deconstuctive perspective: 'Heart of darkness' revisisted --
The new historicism and 'Heart of darkness' --
A new historicist perspective: Preserving and keeping order by killing time in 'Heart of darkness' --
Postcolonial criticism and 'Heart of darkness' --
A postcolonial critical perspective" 'Heart of darkness': anit-imperlialism, racism or impressionism? --
Combining postcolonial, feminist and gender criticism with queer theory --
The women do not travel: gender, difference and incommensurability in Conrad's 'Heart of darkness' --
Combining the new historicism and postcolonial criticism with psychoanalytic criticism --
Cultural psychosis on the frontier: the work of the darkness in Joseph Conrad's 'Heart of darkness'.
Series Title: Case studies in contemporary criticism.
Responsibility: Joseph Conrad ; edited by Ross C. Murfin.
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"Part One of this volume reprints the text of 'Heart of darkness' from the 1921 Heinemann edition of Conrad's 'Collected works' - the latest version of the text that Conrad approved. Part Two includes documents and illustrations providing cultural contexts for 'Heart of darkness'. Part Three features a critical history of the novella, plus six contemporary essays representing deconstruction; feminist, gender, and queer theory; and a new historicist, post-colonial, and psychoanalytic approaches to Conrad's most famous tale."--Page vii.

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