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Stape, J. H. (John Henry)

Works: 115 works in 482 publications in 5 languages and 11,461 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Psychological fiction  Biography  Political fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sea stories  Records and correspondence  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Other, Creator, Author of introduction, Contributor
Classifications: PR6005.O4, 823.912
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The several lives of Joseph Conrad by J. H Stape( Book )
42 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,273 libraries worldwide
The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad is the first new biography in more than a decade of one of modern literature's most important writers - whose work remains widely read and acutely relevant eighty years after his death. In this authoritative, insightful book, we see Joseph Conrad as a man who constantly reinvents himself. Born in 1857 in Berdichev, Ukraine, he left home early and worked as a sailor out of Marseilles; traveled to the Far East and Africa with the British merchant navy; and, finally, in 1891, settled in England, beginning a precarious existence as a novelist and family man. Here is a Conrad for our moment: a man with a deep sense of otherness; a writer with multiple cultural identities who wrote in his third language and whose fiction became the cornerstone of literary Modernism." "With his exceptional knowledge and understanding of Conrad, and drawing on unpublished letters and documents, John Stape succeeds in casting a new light on the life of a willfully enigmatic man who remains one of the greatest writers of his, and our, time
The Cambridge companion to Joseph Conrad ( Book )
37 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 958 libraries worldwide
This book offers a wide-ranging introduction to the fiction of Joseph Conrad. Through a series of essays, leading Conrad scholars place his work in its cultural and historical context, and examine some of the fictional techniques that Conrad used
Virginia Woolf : interviews and recollections by Virginia Woolf( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 644 libraries worldwide
A coherent view of so extraordinarily chameleon a temperament and talent as Virginia Woolf's is, of course, almost impossible. If Lily Briscoe in To the Lighthouse needs 'fifty pairs of eyes' to take in a woman as simple as Mrs. Ramsay, even more pairs seem desirable for focusing on Virginia Woolf. The difficulty of a balanced viewpoint for some of her memoirists, a demanding enough task at the best of times, was compounded by the enthusiasm with which she sometimes donned a mask and by conversation whose notorious brilliance veered at moments towards the flamboyant, the wildly inaccurate, or the cruel. To penetrate this mask, Virginia Woolf: Interviews and Recollections provides multifaceted perspectives on Woolf as observed and remembered by relatives, close friends, acquaintances, and fellow writers from Vanessa Bell, Arnold Bennett, and Edith Sitwell to Marguerite Yourcenar, Rose Macaulay, and Stephen Spender
Lord Jim : an authoritative text ... by Joseph Conrad( Book )
23 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 libraries worldwide
"Since its first appearance in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine in 1899 and 1900, Lord Jim (1900) has been acclaimed as a modernist masterwork. Its narrative innovations and psychological complexity make it one of the most influential fictions written in the twentieth century and it has challenged and stimulated generations of readers as well as writers on and of fiction. This edition, established through modern textual scholarship, presents Conrad's novel and its preface in a form more authoritative than any so far printed. The Introduction situates the novel in Conrad's career and traces its sources and contemporary reception. The explanatory notes identify literary and historical references and real-life places and indicate Conrad's main influences. Glossaries, maps and illustrations are provided for further context, as well as a new transcription of 'Tuan Jim: A Sketch', a partial draft of the novel, and appearing in print for the first time, Conrad's contract for the book"--
An outcast of the islands ; Almayer's folly : a story of an Eastern river by Joseph Conrad( Book )
11 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 321 libraries worldwide
"Peter Willems, a clerk in Macassar, granted a s̀econd chance' at a remote river trading post, falls ever more hopelessly into traps set by himself and others. The pawn of Babalatchi, the one-eyed schemer of power politics, and of the rich Abdulla, who uses Willems to increase his own wealth, his fate is sealed by his lover, Aissa, and by Almayer, an embittered fellow countryman."--Jacket
Notes on life and letters by Joseph Conrad( Book )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 314 libraries worldwide
The twenty-six essays collected in Notes on Life and Letters (first published 1921) offer a kaleidoscopic view of Joseph Conrad's literary views and interest in the events of his day, including the Titanic disaster, First World War, and the re-emergence of his native Poland as a nation state. The introduction gives the history of the gathering of these diverse pieces into a single volume, traces the book's reception, and offers new perspectives on its relationship to Conrad's other writings. His essays underwent multiple layers of unauthorized intervention by typists, compositors and editors: this history is set out in the essay on the text and in the apparatus. The notes explain literary and historical references, identify places mentioned, and gloss foreign terms. Two maps supplement the explanatory material. This edition, established through modern textual scholarship, presents Conrad's essays and reviews in a form more authoritative than any hitherto printed
E.M. Forster : interviews and recollections by E. M Forster( Book )
12 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
Heart of darkness; an authoritative text, backgrounds and sources, essays in criticism by Joseph Conrad( Book )
5 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 282 libraries worldwide
Editing Virginia Woolf : interpreting the modernist text by James M Haule( Book )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
This volume covers a wide range of editorial confrontations with Virginia Woolf's writings, touching on almost every genre in which she wrote: fiction, diary, letter, biography. It describes a variety of editorial practices and deals with theories informing the critical editing of the prose of this singular 20th century woman writer. This collections of essays by distinguished scholar critics of Virginia Woof confronts a number of contemporary issues in critical editing: the use of pre-print materials, authorial revision, the collation of historical texts and it engages in a lively discussion of the present-day editorial apparatus, tackling questions on annotation and paratext. The volume should be useful reading for anyone seriously interested in the critical editing of Modernist writing or in the ways in which Woolf's canon has been and is being preserved for her present and future readers
The new Cambridge companion to Joseph Conrad by J. H Stape( Book )
13 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 224 libraries worldwide
"Joseph Conrad's centrality to modern literature is well established. The New Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad provides essential guidance to varied developments in the field of Conrad studies since the publication of The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad (1996). The volume's thirteen chapters offer diverse perspectives on emergent areas of interest, including canon formation, postcolonialism, gender, critical reception and adaptation. Likewise, chapters on Conrad's autobiographical writings, Heart of Darkness and 'The Secret Sharer', consider recent trends in both literary and cultural studies. A chronology and an updated guide to further reading serve to provide essential orientation to a large and complex field. This volume is the ideal starting point for students new to Conrad's work as well as for scholars wishing to keep abreast of current issues"--
Angus Wilson : a bibliography, 1947-1987 by J. H Stape( Book )
8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
A personal record by Joseph Conrad( Book )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and held by 206 libraries worldwide
"A Personal Record (1912) both documents and fictionalizes Joseph Conrad's early life and the opening stages of his careers as a writer and as a seaman. It is also an artistic and political manifesto. The introduction traces Conrad's sources and gives the history of writing and reception. The essay on the text and the apparatus set out the textual history. The notes explain literary and historical references, identify places, and gloss foreign terms. Four maps and a genealogical table supplement this explanatory material. This edition of A Personal Record, established through modern textual scholarship, presents Conrad's reminiscences and the volume's two prefaces in forms more authoritative than any so far printed."--BOOK JACKET
Last essays by Joseph Conrad( Book )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 197 libraries worldwide
"Bringing together work composed from 1890 to 1924 the nineteen pieces collected in the posthumously published Last Essays (1926), with the addition of the 'Up-river Book' and scattered pieces by Conrad that Richard Curle excluded from his edition, serve as a primer to Conrd's wide interests and to the varieties of his style
The secret agent, a simple tale by Joseph Conrad( Book )
4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
In turn-of-the-century London, an undercover, counter-revolutionary mole provokes a radical group he has penetrated into an act of violence that will bring about its own destruction
Tales of unrest by Joseph Conrad( Book )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
The five stories brought together in Tales of Unrest (1898) mark a turning point in the writer's career. Conrad's first short story collection evidences a writer firmly in control of his new craft staking a claim to diverse cultural and fictional territories. The introduction situates the writing of these stories in Conrad's career and discusses their sources and contemporary reception. The explanatory notes identify literary and historical references and real-life places, and indicate influences. Two maps and six illustrations enrich the explanatory matter. The essay on the text lays out the history of the work's composition and publication, details interventions by Conrad's typists, compositors and editors, and explains editorial policy. This edition, established through modern textual scholarship, presents Conrad's stories and his preface to the collection in forms more authoritative than any so far printed"
The shadow line; a confession by Joseph Conrad( Book )
10 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 166 libraries worldwide
General editors' preface -- Acknowledgements -- Chronology -- Abbreviations and note on editions -- Introduction -- Origins -- Sources -- Reception -- The Shadow-line, a confession -- Author's note -- The Shadow-line -- The texts: an essay -- Preprint documents -- Revision -- Serialization -- Book editions -- Copy-text and emendation -- The 'Author's note' -- The Cambridge texts -- Apparatus -- Emendation and variation -- Emendations of accidentals -- End-of-line word-division -- Textual notes -- Appendices: A. Letters about the Otago, 1888-9; B. The Otago crew-lists, 1888; C. The case of the Jessie Kelly, 1867 ; D. Correspondence from the Metropolitan magazine, 1916 -- Explanatory notes -- Glossary of nautical terms
Orlando; a biography by Virginia Woolf( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 164 libraries worldwide
"Virginia Woolf's exuberant 'biography' tells the story of the cross-dressing, sex-changing Orlando who begins life as a young noble in the sixteenth century and moves through numerous historical and geographical worlds to finish as a modern woman writer in the 1920s. The book is in part a happy tribute to the 'life' that her love for Vita Sackville-West had breathed into Virginia Woolf's own day-to-day existence; it is also Woolf's light-hearted and light-handed teasing out of the assumptions that lie behind the normal conventions for writing about a fictional or historical life. In this novel, Virginia Woolf plays loose and fast: Orlando uncovers a literary and sexual revolution overnight."--Jacket
The secret agent : centennial essays by Allan Simmons( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Under Western eyes : centennial essays ( Book )
6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
Characterized by Conrad himself as his "most deeply meditated novel," Under Western Eyes enjoyed a warm reception on its publication in October 1911. In the century since it has rewarded readers with various pleasures. Exploring the intertwined subjects of personal morality, the nature of the State, national character and identity, and covertly digging into the tensions of his family's past, the novel is the last of Conrad's sustained excursions into overtly political territory. This collection of eleven essays considers Conrad's achievement from several perspectives. Opening with a provocative essay on the text's genesis, it surveys intertextual relations and influences, considers its ethical challenges, its psychological appeal to our time, and its contemporary reception and reception in Russia. Addressed to the scholar of literary Modernism, "Under Western Eyes": Centennial Essays offers a vivid snapshot of current critical technologies. This well-balanced collection should help the student and classroom teacher alike in pursuing further the novel's richly layered interests
Conrad's Lord Jim : a transcription of the manuscript ( Book )
11 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 65 libraries worldwide
Written in 1899-1900, Lord Jim is one of the key works of literary Modernism. A novel of immense power, it has never been out of print, attracting readers for over a century and variously influencing the development of twentieth-century fiction. This page-by-page transcription of the surviving manuscript and fragmentary typescript offers a privileged glimpse into the writer's workshop, allowing a reader to follow closely the evolution of character, narrative technique, and themes. Accompanying the transcription of the novel (about half of which survives) are supplementary materials that contri
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Stape, J. H.
Stape, J. H. 1949-
Stape, J. H. Stape
Stape, John.
Stape, John 1949-
Stape, John H.
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ステイプ, J. H.
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