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Joseph Conrad : voice, sequence, history, genre

Author: Jakob Lothe; Jeremy Hawthorn; James Phelan
Publisher: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, ©2008.
Series: Theory and interpretation of narrative series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Joseph Conrad: Voice, Sequence, History, Genre 1) that narrative theory, and especially some of its more recent developments, can help critics generate greater insight into the complexities of Conrad's work; and (2) that a rigorous engagement with Conradian narrative can lead theorists to a further honing of their analytical tools. More particularly, the volume focuses on the four narrative issues identified in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jakob Lothe; Jeremy Hawthorn; James Phelan
ISBN: 9780814210765 0814210767 9780814251652 081425165X 9780814291542 0814291546
OCLC Number: 152580974
Description: xii, 281 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The personal voice in Conrad's fiction / Zdzisław Najder --
"I affirm nothing" : Lord Jim and the uses of textual recalcitrance / James Phelan --
"To make you see" : narration and focalization in Under western eyes / Gail Fincham --
Life sentences : linearity and its discontents in Joseph Conrad's An outcast of the islands / Jeremy Hawthorn --
"She walked with measured steps" : physical and narrative movement in Heart of darkness / Susan Jones --
Motion that stands still : the Conradian flash of insight / Josiane Paccaud-Huguet --
The nigger of the "Narcissus" : history, narrative, and nationalism / Allan H. Simmons --
"Material interests" : Conrad's Nostromo as a critique of global capitalism / J. Hillis Miller --
Nostromo and the writing of history / Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan --
Time, history, narrative in Nostromo / Christophe Robin --
Narrating identity in A personal record / J.H. Stape --
Conrad's Lord Jim : narrative and genre / Jakob Lothe.
Series Title: Theory and interpretation of narrative series.
Responsibility: edited by Jakob Lothe, Jeremy Hawthorn, and James Phelan.

Abstract:

Joseph Conrad: Voice, Sequence, History, Genre 1) that narrative theory, and especially some of its more recent developments, can help critics generate greater insight into the complexities of Conrad's work; and (2) that a rigorous engagement with Conradian narrative can lead theorists to a further honing of their analytical tools. More particularly, the volume focuses on the four narrative issues identified in the subtitle, and it analyzes examples of Conrad's fiction and nonfiction, from early work such as An Outcast of the Islands to his late work of reminiscence, A Personal Record. The volume also provides multiple perspectives on major works such as Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, a cluster of three essays on Nostromo and history, and an afterword by the editors that looks ahead to future work on the interrelations of Conrad and narrative theory. brings together essays by established critics of Conrad and by leading narratologists that explore Conrad's innovative uses of narrative throughout his career. Collectively, these explorations by Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan, Gail Fincham, Jeremy Hawthorn, Susan Jones, Jakob Lothe, J. Hillis Miller, Zdzislaw Najder, Josiane Paccaud-Huguet, James Phelan, Christophe Robin, Allan H. Simmons, and John Stape amply demonstrate.
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