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Tracing the aesthetic principle in Conrad's novels

Author: Yael Levin
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Tracing the Aesthetic Principle in Conrad's Novels sets out to revolutionize our reading of Joseph Conrad's works and challenge the critical heritage that accompanies them. Levin identifies the emergence of an aesthetic principle in Conrad's novels and theorizes that principle through the concept of 'the otherwise present,' which Levin defines as that which provokes desire and perpetuates it by barring its  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad; Joseph Conrad
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yael Levin
ISBN: 9780230609860 0230609864
OCLC Number: 226357051
Description: 203 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Seeing otherwise: from Almayer's Folly to Lord Jim --
A spectral temporality: the history of Nostromo as perpetual return --
Signifying absences in Under Western Eyes --
The Arrow Of Gold: an exercise in procuring absence --
To end with Suspense --
Conclusion.
Responsibility: Yael Levin.
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This book offers a post-structuralist inspired explication of Conrad's literary vision and its defining feature, the aesthetic principle.  Read more...

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