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Summary: Characterized by Conrad himself as his “most deeply meditated novel,” Under Western Eyes enjoyed a warm reception on its publication in October 1911. I

  • Author : N.a
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9401207275
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 161
  • Language: English
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Description: 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.


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Summary: Kyrilo Razumov is a student in the University of St. Petersburg in the early 1910s. His life is quiet as he takes no clear position on any of the great que

  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • ISBN: 8726587424
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 142
  • Language: English
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Description: Kyrilo Razumov is a student in the University of St. Petersburg in the early 1910s. His life is quiet as he takes no clear position on any of the great questions of his time. One night, Razumov finds Victor Haldin, a fellow student, who claims to have killed the brutal Minister of State. "Under Western Eyes" is full of cynicism and conflict about the historical failures of revolutionary movements and ideals. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was a Polish-born author who left Poland in his teens to avoid enlistment in the Russian Army. He learned English aboard British ships and started writing in that language after settling in England. His most famous novel is ‘Heart of Darkness’ (1899), which was inspired by his experiences on the open sea.


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Summary: Acclaimed as one of Joseph Conrad's finest literary achievements, this gripping novel deftly depicts the political turmoil of nineteenth-century Russia and

  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB
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  • Genre: Self-Help
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  • Language: English
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Description: Acclaimed as one of Joseph Conrad's finest literary achievements, this gripping novel deftly depicts the political turmoil of nineteenth-century Russia and follows the dramatic developments in the life of a student, Razumov, as he prepares for a career in the czarist bureaucracy. In a plot that twists and turns, Razumov unwittingly becomes embroiled in a revolutionary conspiracy when he gives refuge to a fellow student who assassinated a public official. Increasingly enmeshed in the radical's political intrigue, he betrays the anarchist who had placed blind faith in him. The authorities then dispatch Razumov on a mission to spy on the revolutionary's sister and mother. A fascinating character study, Under Western Eyes hauntingly reveals Razumov's preoccupation with questions of decency and accountability when confronted by the equally powerful truths and values of human integrity and moral strength.


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Summary: Babylon under Western Eyes examines the mythic legacy of ancient Babylon, the Near Eastern city which has served western culture as a metaphor for power, l

  • Author : Andrew Scheil
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 1442625139
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 360
  • Language: English
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Description: Babylon under Western Eyes examines the mythic legacy of ancient Babylon, the Near Eastern city which has served western culture as a metaphor for power, luxury, and exotic magnificence for more than two thousand years. Sifting through the many references to Babylon in biblical, classical, medieval, and modern texts, Andrew Scheil uses Babylon’s remarkable literary ubiquity as the foundation for a thorough analysis of the dynamics of adaptation and allusion in western literature. Touching on everything from Old English poetry to the contemporary apocalyptic fiction of the “Left Behind” series, Scheil outlines how medieval Christian society and its cultural successors have adopted Babylon as a political metaphor, a degenerate archetype, and a place associated with the sublime. Combining remarkable erudition with a clear and accessible style, Babylon under Western Eyes is the first comprehensive examination of Babylon’s significance within the pantheon of western literature and a testimonial to the continuing influence of biblical, classical, and medieval paradigms in modern culture.


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Summary: A dazzling work of intellectual history by a world-renowned scholar, spanning the years from Peter the Great to the fall of the Soviet Union, this book giv

  • Author : Martin E Malia
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674040481
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 529
  • Language: English
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Description: A dazzling work of intellectual history by a world-renowned scholar, spanning the years from Peter the Great to the fall of the Soviet Union, this book gives us a clear and sweeping view of Russia not as an eternal barbarian menace but as an outermost, if laggard, member in the continuum of European nations.


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Summary: The Life and the Art: A Study of Conrad's Under Western Eyes has a twofold origin. Over the past ten years, as an associate editor of the prospective Cambr

  • Author : Keith Carabine
  • Publisher: Rodopi
  • ISBN: 9789042000681
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 266
  • Language: English
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Description: The Life and the Art: A Study of Conrad's Under Western Eyes has a twofold origin. Over the past ten years, as an associate editor of the prospective Cambridge Edition of Under Western Eyes, the author, Keith Carabine, has worked on the genesis and composition of the novel in its several versions and on its literary, ideological, social, and historical contexts. At the same time during these years he has taught seminar courses on Conrad for undergraduates and on Conrad and Dostoevsky for postgraduates. This interpenetration of teaching and research constantly reminded the author that his many hours devoted to textual minutiae and manuscript variations or to a study of Conrad's Polish background should result not only in a scholarly edition of the novel in a book that will demonstrate the ways in which Conrad's life and his protracted, uncertain composition of the Under Western Eyes enrich his art; and the title of this book deliberately invokes Conrad's belief in the inseparability of the art and the life. This study's six chapters concentrate in different ways and with differing emphases on the complex inter-relations between the art and the life, on the intersections between Conrad's personal preoccupations, fictional aesthetic, and working practices with regard to what he described as without doubt ... the most deeply meditated novel that came from under my pen.


Pdf ebook: A Concordance to Conrad's Under Western Eyes

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Summary: Originally published in 1983, this volume follows others in the series. The user is provided with a Verbal Index, citing each type and its location, a Word

  • Author : David Leon Higdon,Todd K. Bender
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000040186
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 282
  • Language: English
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Description: Originally published in 1983, this volume follows others in the series. The user is provided with a Verbal Index, citing each type and its location, a Word Frequency Table, and a Field of Reference. This volume is part of a series which produced verbal indexes, concordances, and related data for all of Conrad’s works.


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  • Author : Daniel R Schwarz
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 1349051896
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 230
  • Language: English
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Summary: The fifth edition of the Feminist Theory Reader assembles readings that present key aspects of the conversations within intersectional US and transnational

  • Author : Carole McCann,Seung-kyung Kim,Emek Ergun
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1000170543
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 656
  • Language: English
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Description: The fifth edition of the Feminist Theory Reader assembles readings that present key aspects of the conversations within intersectional US and transnational feminisms and continues to challenge readers to rethink the ways in which gender and its multiple intersections are configured by complex, overlapping, and asymmetrical global–local configurations of power. The feminist theoretical debates in this anthology are anchored by five foundational concepts—gender, difference, women’s experiences, the personal is political, and especially intersectionality—which are integral to contemporary feminist critiques. The anthology continues to center the voices of transnational feminist scholars with new essays giving it a sharper focus on the materiality of gender injustices, racisms, ableisms, colonialisms, and especially global capitalisms. Theoretical discussions of translation politics, cross-border solidarity building, ecofeminism, reproductive justice, #MeToo, indigenous feminisms, and disability studies have been incorporated throughout the volume. With the new essays and the addition of a new editor, the Feminist Theory Reader has been brought fully up-to-date and will continue to be a touchstone for women’s and gender studies students, as well as academics in the field, for many years to come.


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Summary: New Perspectives on Community and the Modernist Subject: Finite, Singular, Exposed offers new approaches to the modernist subject and its relation to commu

  • Author : María J. López,Paula Martín Salván,Gerardo Rodriguez Salas
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351251848
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 256
  • Language: English
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Description: New Perspectives on Community and the Modernist Subject: Finite, Singular, Exposed offers new approaches to the modernist subject and its relation to community. With a non-exclusive focus on narrative, the essays included provide innovative and theoretically informed readings of canonical modernist authors, including: James, Conrad, Joyce, Woolf, Lawrence, Mansfield, Stein, Barnes and Faulkner (instead of Eliot), as well as of non-canonical and late modernists Stapledon, Rhys, Beckett, Isherwood, and Baldwin (instead of Marsden). This volume examines the context of new dialectico-metaphysical approaches to subjectivity and individuality and of recent philosophical debate on community encouraged by critics such as Alain Badiou, Jean-Luc Nancy, Maurice Blanchot, Giorgio Agamben, Roberto Esposito and Jacques Derrida, among others, of which a fresh re-definition of the modernist subject and community remains to be made, one that is likely to enrich the field of "new Modernist studies". This volume will fill this gap, presenting a re-definition of the subject by complementing community-oriented approaches to modernist fiction through a dialectical counterweight that underlines a conception of the modernist subject as finite, singular and exposed, and its relation to inorganic and inoperative communities.


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Summary: Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. Identifying nine are

  • Author : E. Randolph Richards,Brandon J. O'Brien
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • ISBN: 9780830863471
  • Genre: Religion
  • Number of Pages: 240
  • Language: English
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Description: Brandon O'Brien and Randy Richards shed light on the ways that Western readers often misunderstand the cultural dynamics of the Bible. Identifying nine areas where commonplaces of modern Western thought diverge with the text, the authors ask us to reconsider long-held opinions about our most beloved book.


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Summary: Bringing together classic and new writings of the trailblazing feminist theorist Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Feminism without Borders addresses some of the mo

  • Author : Chandra Talpade Mohanty
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822384647
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 310
  • Language: English
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Description: Bringing together classic and new writings of the trailblazing feminist theorist Chandra Talpade Mohanty, Feminism without Borders addresses some of the most pressing and complex issues facing contemporary feminism. Forging vital links between daily life and collective action and between theory and pedagogy, Mohanty has been at the vanguard of Third World and international feminist thought and activism for nearly two decades. This collection highlights the concerns running throughout her pioneering work: the politics of difference and solidarity, decolonizing and democratizing feminist practice, the crossing of borders, and the relation of feminist knowledge and scholarship to organizing and social movements. Mohanty offers here a sustained critique of globalization and urges a reorientation of transnational feminist practice toward anticapitalist struggles. Feminism without Borders opens with Mohanty's influential critique of western feminism ("Under Western Eyes") and closes with a reconsideration of that piece based on her latest thinking regarding the ways that gender matters in the racial, class, and national formations of globalization. In between these essays, Mohanty meditates on the lives of women workers at different ends of the global assembly line (in India, the United Kingdom, and the United States); feminist writing on experience, identity, and community; dominant conceptions of multiculturalism and citizenship; and the corporatization of the North American academy. She considers the evolution of interdisciplinary programs like Women's Studies and Race and Ethnic Studies; pedagogies of accommodation and dissent; and transnational women's movements for grassroots ecological solutions and consumer, health, and reproductive rights. Mohanty's probing and provocative analyses of key concepts in feminist thought—"home," "sisterhood," "experience," "community"—lead the way toward a feminism without borders, a feminism fully engaged with the realities of a transnational world.


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  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8026846443
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 250
  • Language: English
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Description: This carefully crafted ebook: "Under Western Eyes (Unabridged Deluxe Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Under Western Eyes (1911) is a political thriller which takes place in St. Petersburg, Russia, and Geneva, Switzerland. Mr. de P—, the brutal Minister of State, is assassinated by a team of two, but the bombs used claim the lives of his footman, the first assassin and a number of bystanders. When student Razumov enters his rooms, he finds Victor Haldin, a fellow student who informs him that he was the one who murdered Mr. de P—, but he and his accomplice did not make a proper escape plan. He requests Razumov's help... Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties. He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature. Contents: Under Western Eyes Author's Notes on "Under Western Eyes" Memoirs & Letters: A Personal Record; or Some Reminiscences The Mirror of the Sea Notes on Life & Letters Biography & Critical Essays: Joseph Conrad (A Biography) by Hugh Walpole Joseph Conrad by John Albert Macy A Conrad Miscellany by John Albert Macy Joseph Conrad by Virginia Woolf


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Summary: A new captain must lead his crew to safety and face his own internal struggles as he works to overcome disrespect, insanity, and coming-of-age all while sa

  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
  • ISBN: 1513274384
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 104
  • Language: English
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Description: A new captain must lead his crew to safety and face his own internal struggles as he works to overcome disrespect, insanity, and coming-of-age all while sailing on an unforgiving sea. There is an invisible line that divides life into a before and after—adolescence and adulthood. The unnamed narrator of The Shadow Line is painfully aware of this, but is unsure where the line lies in his life. He recalls a number of rash decisions he has made, some more recent than others. Soon after he impulsively quits his comfortable job as a shipmate, the narrator meets two men who each test him in different ways. Captain Giles, a wise, patient man, tries to be a positive influence on the narrator. Hamilton, a snobby man with a sour attitude, is able to invoke anger as if he were trying to win an Olympic medal for it. This ignites the narrator’s poor relationship with irritation, as he has the tendency to lash out with hostility at even mild annoyances. Consequently. The narrator gets into pointless feuds. When he is offered a new job as a captain, controlling a ship and crew, Giles attempts to guide him and nurture the admirable and necessary qualities of a leader, including encouraging the narrator to manage his anger. However, once the narrator boards his new ship, and meets his new crew, including the previous captain, the lessons he learned from Giles are immediately challenged. Now, facing disrespect, heightened responsibility, and the perils of the sea, all with his pride at stake, the narrator must navigate where he stands in relation to his own shadow line, and whether he will keep the habits of his youth, or grow into the man he needs to be. The Shadow Line by Joseph Conrad explores important and relatable themes of the internal conflicts everyone must confront as they age. Drawn from his own life experience, Conrad depicts the sea setting with vivid imagery and unmatched detail. With mysterious and complex characters, The Shadow Line depicts the universal struggles of the transition between life’s phases set to an intriguing and thrilling setting. Joseph Conrad’s The Shadow Line is now available with a new, eye-catching cover design and is reprinted in a modern font, creating an approachable reading experience for a contemporary audience.


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Summary: This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Under Western Eyes’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Joseph Conrad’. Having estab

  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher: Delphi Classics
  • ISBN: 1786565285
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 219
  • Language: English
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Description: This eBook features the unabridged text of ‘Under Western Eyes’ from the bestselling edition of ‘The Complete Works of Joseph Conrad’. Having established their name as the leading publisher of classic literature and art, Delphi Classics produce publications that are individually crafted with superior formatting, while introducing many rare texts for the first time in digital print. The Delphi Classics edition of Conrad includes original annotations and illustrations relating to the life and works of the author, as well as individual tables of contents, allowing you to navigate eBooks quickly and easily. eBook features: * The complete unabridged text of ‘Under Western Eyes’ * Beautifully illustrated with images related to Conrad’s works * Individual contents table, allowing easy navigation around the eBook * Excellent formatting of the textPlease visit www.delphiclassics.com to learn more about our wide range of titles


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Summary: Some Joseph Conrad’s works are seen by critics as being influenced by works of a famous Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Despite that he himself claime

  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher: Strelbytskyy Multimedia Publishing
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  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: Some Joseph Conrad’s works are seen by critics as being influenced by works of a famous Russian writer Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Despite that he himself claimed that he allegedly does not like this writer, for example, when talking about Dostoyevsky’s novel "The Brothers Karamazov": ‘It's terrifically bad and impressive and exasperating'. Yet, in Conrad's novel ‘The Eyes of the West’ , which talks about Russian emigre-revolutionists an attentive reader will undoubtedly feel Dostoevsky's influence on the work of the great English writer. Pretty illustrations by Dmitrii Rybalko provide you with new impressions from reading this legendary story.


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Summary: Crisis and Renewal in Twentieth Century Banking explores the behaviour of banks at times of war, revolution, civil war, social turmoil, and reconstruction.

  • Author : Edwin Green,John Lampe
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1351947478
  • Genre: History
  • Number of Pages: 304
  • Language: English
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Description: Crisis and Renewal in Twentieth Century Banking explores the behaviour of banks at times of war, revolution, civil war, social turmoil, and reconstruction. Analysing the history and archives of banks, it discovers examples of how banking is affected by political and social upheavals; how banks may influence the outcome of such events; how banking has recovered from periods of intense political and social stress; and how the archives of banks provide remarkable testimony to events in the wider world. By examining the setting of different banking markets in the last century, up to and including the transformation of Eastern and South Eastern Europe in the 1990s, this book marks a new direction for international discussion and research. Contributors include senior historians and archivists from Europe and the United States. Contributions include papers on Russia and foreign banks, 1917-30; depression and crisis in Central Europe in the 1930s; Civil War in Spain; post-war reconstruction in banking in Germany and the Far East; and crisis and renewal in South East Europe. The papers published in this collection were first presented at the twelfth Annual Conference of the European Association for Banking History, held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in May 2001, and hosted by the Bank of Slovenia and the Nova Ljubljanska Banka.


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Summary: Joseph Conrad's novels are recognized as great works of fiction, but they should also be counted as great works of criticism. A voracious reader throughout

  • Author : Michael John DiSanto
  • Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • ISBN: 0773577068
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: Joseph Conrad's novels are recognized as great works of fiction, but they should also be counted as great works of criticism. A voracious reader throughout his life, Conrad wrote novels that question and transform the ideas he encountered in non-fiction, novels, and scientific and philosophic works. Under Conrad's Eyes looks at Conrad's revaluations of some of his important nineteenth-century predecessors - Carlyle, Darwin, Dickens, George Eliot, Dostoevsky, and Nietzsche. Detailed readings of works from Heart of Darkness to Victory explore Conrad's language and style, focusing on questions regarding the will to know and the avoidance of knowledge, the potential harmfulness of sympathy, and the competing instincts for self-preservation and self-destruction. Comparative analyses show how Conrad transforms aspects of Bleak House into The Secret Agent and Middlemarch into Nostromo. Especially compelling are explorations of Conrad's ambivalence towards Carlyle's faith in work and hero-worship as rejuvenators of English culture and his views on Nietzsche's assault on Christianity. This important new study of a novelist of profound contemporary relevance demonstrates how Conrad exemplifies the artist as critic while challenging both the categories we impose on texts and the boundaries we erect between literary periods.


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Summary: Opens up the rich topic of Joseph Conrad's complex relationship with languageJoseph Conrad was, famously, trilingual in Polish, French and English, and was

  • Author : Baxter Katherine Isobel Baxter
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • ISBN: 1474403778
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 232
  • Language: English
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Description: Opens up the rich topic of Joseph Conrad's complex relationship with languageJoseph Conrad was, famously, trilingual in Polish, French and English, and was also familiar with German, Russian, Dutch and Malay. He was also a consummate stylist, using words with the precision of a poet in his fiction.The essays in this collection examine his engagement with specific lexical sets and terminology - maritime language, the language of terror, and abstract language; issues of linguistic communication - speech, hearing, and writing; and his relationship to specific languages - his deployment of foreign languages, his decision to write in English, and his reception through translation. The collection closes with an Afterword by renowned Conrad scholar, Laurence Davies.Key FeaturesThe first academic and critical study wholly devoted to the topic of Conrad and language, and the first to address that topic from a diversity of critical approachesSpeaks to a range of current trends in literary criticism including transnationalism, lateness, translation studies, terrorism and disabilities studiesComprises newly commissioned essays by leading and emerging Conrad scholars from around the world, employing a variety of approaches including philosophy, psychoanalytical theory, biographical theory, as well as textually driven readings


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Summary: In a novella which remains highly controversial to this day, Conrad explores the relations between Africa and Europe. On the surface, this is a horrifying

  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101613688
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 160
  • Language: English
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Description: In a novella which remains highly controversial to this day, Conrad explores the relations between Africa and Europe. On the surface, this is a horrifying tale of colonial exploitation. The narrator, Marlowe journeys on business deep into the heart of Africa. But there he encounters Kurtz, an idealist apparently crazed and depraved by his power over the natives, and the meeting prompts Marlowe to reflect on the darkness at the heart of all men. This short but complex and often ambiguous story, which has been the basis of several films and plays, continues to provoke interpretation and discussion. Heart of Darkness grew out of a journey Joseph Conrad took up the Congo River; the verisimilitude that the great novelist thereby brought to his most famous tale everywhere enhances its dense and shattering power. Apparently a sailor’s yarn, it is in fact a grim parody of the adventure story, in which the narrator, Marlow, travels deep into the heart of the Congo where he encounters the crazed idealist Kurtz and discovers that the relative values of the civilized and the primitive are not what they seem. Heart of Darkness is a model of economic storytelling, an indictment of the inner and outer turmoil caused by the European imperial misadventure, and a piercing account of the fragility of the human soul.


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Summary: #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation—the oppression of women and girls in the d

  • Author : Nicholas D. Kristof,Sheryl WuDunn
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 0307273156
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 320
  • Language: English
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Description: #1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation—the oppression of women and girls in the developing world. From the bestselling authors of Tightrope, two of our most fiercely moral voices With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there, among them a Cambodian teenager sold into sex slavery and an Ethiopian woman who suffered devastating injuries in childbirth. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger, sadness, clarity, and, ultimately, hope. They show how a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad. That Cambodian girl eventually escaped from her brothel and, with assistance from an aid group, built a thriving retail business that supports her family. The Ethiopian woman had her injuries repaired and in time became a surgeon. A Zimbabwean mother of five, counseled to return to school, earned her doctorate and became an expert on AIDS. Through these stories, Kristof and WuDunn help us see that the key to economic progress lies in unleashing women’s potential. They make clear how so many people have helped to do just that, and how we can each do our part. Throughout much of the world, the greatest unexploited economic resource is the female half of the population. Countries such as China have prospered precisely because they emancipated women and brought them into the formal economy. Unleashing that process globally is not only the right thing to do; it’s also the best strategy for fighting poverty. Deeply felt, pragmatic, and inspirational, Half the Sky is essential reading for every global citizen.


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Summary: Sara R. Farris examines the demands for women's rights from an unlikely collection of right-wing nationalist political parties, neoliberals, and some femin

  • Author : Sara R. Farris
  • Publisher: Duke University Press
  • ISBN: 0822372924
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 272
  • Language: English
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Description: Sara R. Farris examines the demands for women's rights from an unlikely collection of right-wing nationalist political parties, neoliberals, and some feminist theorists and policy makers. Focusing on contemporary France, Italy, and the Netherlands, Farris labels this exploitation and co-optation of feminist themes by anti-Islam and xenophobic campaigns as “femonationalism.” She shows that by characterizing Muslim males as dangerous to western societies and as oppressors of women, and by emphasizing the need to rescue Muslim and migrant women, these groups use gender equality to justify their racist rhetoric and policies. This practice also serves an economic function. Farris analyzes how neoliberal civic integration policies and feminist groups funnel Muslim and non-western migrant women into the segregating domestic and caregiving industries, all the while claiming to promote their emancipation. In the Name of Women's Rights documents the links between racism, feminism, and the ways in which non-western women are instrumentalized for a variety of political and economic purposes.


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Summary: In 1959 South Korea was mired in poverty. By 1979, it had a powerful industrial economy and a vibrant civil society that led to democracy eight years later

  • Author : Byung-Kook Kim,Ezra F. Vogel
  • Publisher: Harvard University Press
  • ISBN: 0674061063
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Number of Pages: 744
  • Language: English
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Description: In 1959 South Korea was mired in poverty. By 1979, it had a powerful industrial economy and a vibrant civil society that led to democracy eight years later. This volume examines the transformation as a study in the politics of modernization, contextualizing many historical ambiguities in South Korea’s trajectory toward sustainable economic growth.


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Summary: “Enlightening, compassionate, superb” —John Le Carré Winner of the 2018 Cundhill History Prize A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017 One

  • Author : Maya Jasanoff
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 0698137477
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Number of Pages: 400
  • Language: English
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Description: “Enlightening, compassionate, superb” —John Le Carré Winner of the 2018 Cundhill History Prize A New York Times Book Review Notable Book of 2017 One of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2017 A visionary exploration of the life and times of Joseph Conrad, his turbulent age of globalization and our own, from one of the most exciting young historians writing today Migration, terrorism, the tensions between global capitalism and nationalism, and a communications revolution: these forces shaped Joseph Conrad’s destiny at the dawn of the twentieth century. In this brilliant new interpretation of one of the great voices in modern literature, Maya Jasanoff reveals Conrad as a prophet of globalization. As an immigrant from Poland to England, and in travels from Malaya to Congo to the Caribbean, Conrad navigated an interconnected world, and captured it in a literary oeuvre of extraordinary depth. His life story delivers a history of globalization from the inside out, and reflects powerfully on the aspirations and challenges of the modern world. Joseph Conrad was born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski in 1857, to Polish parents in the Russian Empire. At sixteen he left the landlocked heart of Europe to become a sailor, and for the next twenty years travelled the world’s oceans before settling permanently in England as an author. He saw the surging, competitive "new imperialism" that planted a flag in almost every populated part of the globe. He got a close look, too, at the places “beyond the end of telegraph cables and mail-boat lines,” and the hypocrisy of the west’s most cherished ideals. In a compelling blend of history, biography, and travelogue, Maya Jasanoff follows Conrad’s routes and the stories of his four greatest works—The Secret Agent, Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness, and Nostromo. Genre-bending, intellectually thrilling, and deeply humane, The Dawn Watch embarks on a spell-binding expedition into the dark heart of Conrad’s world—and through it to our own.


Pdf ebook: Notes on Life and Letters

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Summary: Polish-born author Joseph Conrad is best known as one of the finest prose stylists ever to have written in English. In addition to producing such masterpie

  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher: The Floating Press
  • ISBN: 1775451836
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Number of Pages: 230
  • Language: English
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Description: Polish-born author Joseph Conrad is best known as one of the finest prose stylists ever to have written in English. In addition to producing such masterpieces as Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, Conrad also wrote prodigiously in his private life, producing a large body of correspondence. This fascinating collection brings together a large volume of Conrad's letters, personal essays, and other autobiographical writings.


Pdf ebook: To-morrow

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Summary: The haunting story of an old captain awaiting the return of his only son, ‘To-morrow’ is a melancholic tale of human psychology, blind hope, and doomed

  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • ISBN: 8726645386
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 14
  • Language: English
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Description: The haunting story of an old captain awaiting the return of his only son, ‘To-morrow’ is a melancholic tale of human psychology, blind hope, and doomed longing. Conrad’s delusional portrayal of Captain Hagbeard, the omnipresence of the sea, and his nod to absurdism render this short story an immensely entertaining read. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was a Polish-born author who left Poland in his teens to avoid enlistment in the Russian Army. He settled in England after learning English aboard British ships. Many of his works were inspired by his own experiences as a merchant seaman, including his most notable novel ‘Heart of Darkness’ (1899). His characteristic vivid descriptions appeal to fans of James Joyce, Jack London, and Charles Bukowski.


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Summary: Critical theory and popular wisdom are rife with images of surveillance as an intrusive, repressive practice often suggestively attributed to eastern power

  • Author : Karen Fang
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • ISBN: 1317298810
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Number of Pages: 284
  • Language: English
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Description: Critical theory and popular wisdom are rife with images of surveillance as an intrusive, repressive practice often suggestively attributed to eastern powers and opposed to western liberalism. Hollywood-dominated global media has long promulgated a geopoliticized east-west axis of freedom vs. control. This book focuses on Asian and Asia-based films and cinematic traditions obscured by lopsided western hegemonic discourse and—more specifically—probes these films’ treatments of a phenomenon that western film often portrays with neo-orientalist hysteria. Exploring recent and historical movies made in post-social and anti-Communist societies such as China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Vietnam and South Korea, the book picks up on the political and economic concerns implicitly underlying Sinophobic and anti-Communist Asian images in Hollywood films while also considering how these societies and states depict the issues of centralization, militarization and technological innovation so often figured as distinctive of the difference between eastern despotism and western liberalism.


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Summary: Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. The Rover is a novel of naval life in

  • Author : Conrad J.
  • Publisher: Рипол Классик
  • ISBN: 5521076425
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: N.A
  • Language: English
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Description: Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. The Rover is a novel of naval life in Napoleonic France. After forty years of piracy on Eastern seas, Citizen Peyrol returns to his native France, a country now ravaged and scarred by revolution and war. Looking for peace in which to end his days, he withdraws to a safe harbor in a remote farmhouse on Escampobar Peninsula, which looks out to the distant Mediterranean, where the lovely Arlette lives with her aunt and the revolutionary Scevola. But the arrival of young Lieutenant Real calls Peyrol once again to action in a mission of danger, patriotism and heroism.


Pdf ebook: Conrad in the Twenty-First Century

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Summary: Best known as the author of Heart of Darkness , Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is one of the most widely taught writers in the English language. Conrad's work h

  • Author : Carola Kaplan,Peter Mallios,Andrea White
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135874662
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 352
  • Language: English
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Description: Best known as the author of Heart of Darkness , Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is one of the most widely taught writers in the English language. Conrad's work has taken on a new importance in the dawning of the 21st century: in the wake of September 11 many cultural commentators returned to his novel The Secret Agent to discuss the roots of terrorism, and the overarching theme of colonialism in much of his work has positioned his writing as central to not only literature scholars, but also to postcolonial and cultural studies scholars and, more recently, to scholars interested in globalization. Reading Conrad Now is a collection of original essays by leading Conrad scholars that rereads Conrad in light of his representations of post-colonialism, of empire, imperialism, and of modernism and modernity-questions that are once again relevant today. The collection is framed by an introduction by J. Hillis Miller-one of the most important literary critics today-and a concluding extensive interview with Edward Said (one of his final interviews before his death on September 25, 2003)- the most prominent postcolonial critic-addressing his lifelong fascination with Conrad. Reading Conrad Now will be essential reading for anyone seeking a contemporary introduction to this great writer, and will be of great interest to scholars working with Conrad in a variety of fields including literary studies, cultural studies, ethnic and area studies, and postcolonial studies.


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Summary: William Gaddis published four novels during his lifetime, immense and complex books that helped inaugurate a new movement in American letters. Now comes hi

  • Author : William Gaddis
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1440650039
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 128
  • Language: English
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Description: William Gaddis published four novels during his lifetime, immense and complex books that helped inaugurate a new movement in American letters. Now comes his final work of fiction, a subtle, concentrated culmination of his art and ideas. For more than fifty years Gaddis collected notes for a book about the mechanization of the arts, told by way of a social history of the player piano in America. In the years before his death in 1998, he distilled the whole mass into a fiction, a dramatic monologue by an elderly man with a terminal illness. Continuing Gaddis's career-long reflection on those aspects of corporate technological culture that are uniquely destructive of the arts, Agape Agape is a stunning achievement from one of the indisputable masters of postwar American fiction.


Pdf ebook: The Secret Agent

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Summary: Adolf Verlof runs a sex shop in 1880’s London, but his real profession is even shadier. He’s a so-called "agent provocateur" for the Embassy, whose mis

  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher: Lindhardt og Ringhof
  • ISBN: 8726553821
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 228
  • Language: English
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Description: Adolf Verlof runs a sex shop in 1880’s London, but his real profession is even shadier. He’s a so-called "agent provocateur" for the Embassy, whose mission it is to infiltrate and spy on a relatively harmless group of anarchists. His employers are impatiently waiting for the group to do something radical enough that they can use it as an excuse to harden their actions against the many socialist and anarchistic groups that are sprouting up around the country. To move things along, they order Verlof to get the group to plant a bomb at Greenwich Observatory, a place that symboles world order. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was a Polish-born author who left Poland in his teens to avoid enlistment in the Russian Army. He learned English aboard British ships and started writing in that language after settling in England. His most famous novel is "Heart of Darkness" (1899), which was inspired by his experiences on the open sea.


Pdf ebook: Insurgent Testimonies

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Summary: During the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth, insurgencies erupted in imperial states and colonies around the world

  • Author : Nicole M. Rizzuto
  • Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
  • ISBN: 0823267830
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: During the second half of the nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth, insurgencies erupted in imperial states and colonies around the world, including Britain’s. As Nicole Rizzuto shows, the writings of Ukrainian-born Joseph Conrad, Anglo-Irish Rebecca West, Jamaicans H. G. de Lisser and V. S. Reid, and Kenyan Ng gi wa Thiong’o testify to contested events in colonial modernity in ways that question premises underlying approaches in trauma and memory studies and invite us to reassess divisions and classifications in literary studies that generate such categories as modernist, colonial, postcolonial, national, and world literatures. Departing from tenets of modernist studies and from methods in the field of trauma and memory studies, Rizzuto contends that acute as well as chronic disruptions to imperial and national power and the legal and extra-legal responses they inspired shape the formal practices of literatures from the modernist, colonial, and postcolonial periods.


Pdf ebook: Good Trouble

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Summary: A masterly collection of eleven stories about the way we live now from the best-selling author of Netherland. From bourgeois facial-hair trends to parental

  • Author : Joseph O'Neill
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 152474736X
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 176
  • Language: English
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Description: A masterly collection of eleven stories about the way we live now from the best-selling author of Netherland. From bourgeois facial-hair trends to parental sleep deprivation, Joseph O’Neill closely observes the mores of his characters, whose vacillations and second thoughts expose the mysterious pettiness, underlying violence, and, sometimes, surprising beauty of ordi­nary life in the early twenty-first century. A lonely wedding guest talks to a goose; two poets struggle over whether to participate in a “pardon Edward Snowden” verse petition; a cowardly husband lets his wife face a possible intruder in their home; a potential co-op renter in New York City can’t find anyone to give him a character reference. On the surface, these men and women may be in only mild trouble, but in these perfectly made, fiercely modern stories O’Neill reminds us of the real, secretly political consequences of our internal monologues. No writer is more incisive about the strange world we live in now; the laugh-out-loud vulnerability of his people is also fodder for tears.


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Summary: A tiny American town's plans for radical self-government overlooked one hairy detail: no one told the bears. Once upon a time, a group of libertarians got

  • Author : Matthew Hongoltz-Hetling
  • Publisher: PublicAffairs
  • ISBN: 1541788486
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Number of Pages: 288
  • Language: English
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Description: A tiny American town's plans for radical self-government overlooked one hairy detail: no one told the bears. Once upon a time, a group of libertarians got together and hatched the Free Town Project, a plan to take over an American town and completely eliminate its government. In 2004, they set their sights on Grafton, NH, a barely populated settlement with one paved road. When they descended on Grafton, public funding for pretty much everything shrank: the fire department, the library, the schoolhouse. State and federal laws became meek suggestions, scarcely heard in the town's thick wilderness. The anything-goes atmosphere soon caught the attention of Grafton's neighbors: the bears. Freedom-loving citizens ignored hunting laws and regulations on food disposal. They built a tent city in an effort to get off the grid. The bears smelled food and opportunity. A Libertarian Walks Into a Bear is the sometimes funny, sometimes terrifying tale of what happens when a government disappears into the woods. Complete with gunplay, adventure, and backstabbing politicians, this is the ultimate story of a quintessential American experiment -- to live free or die, perhaps from a bear.


Pdf ebook: Joseph Conrad and Postcritique

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Summary: This book takes a postcritical perspective on Joseph Conrad’s central texts, including Heart of Darkness, The Secret Agent, Under Western Eyes, and Lord

  • Author : Jay Parker,Joyce Wexler
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • ISBN: 3030724999
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 233
  • Language: English
  • Views: 650
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Description: This book takes a postcritical perspective on Joseph Conrad’s central texts, including Heart of Darkness, The Secret Agent, Under Western Eyes, and Lord Jim. Whereas critique is a form of reading that prioritizes suspicion, unmasking, and demystifying, postcritique ascribes positive value to the knowledge, affect, ethics, and politics that emerge from literature. The essays in this collection recognize the dark elements in Conrad’s fiction—deceit, vanity, avarice, lust, cynicism, and cruelty—yet they perceive hopefulness as well. Conrad’s skepticism unveils the dark heart of politics, and his critical heritage can feed our fear that humanity is incapable of improving. This Conrad is a well-known figure, but there is another, neglected Conrad that this book aims to bring to light, one who delves into the politics of hope as well as the politics of fear.


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Summary: 'It was as if the sea, breaking down the wall protecting all the homes of the town, had sent a wave over her head' One of Conrad's most powerful, gripping

  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0141398507
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 64
  • Language: English
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Description: 'It was as if the sea, breaking down the wall protecting all the homes of the town, had sent a wave over her head' One of Conrad's most powerful, gripping stories Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Joseph Conrad (1857-1924). Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, The Secret Sharer and Other Stories, Typhoon and Other Stories and Under Western Eyes are available in Penguin Classics.


Pdf ebook: JOSEPH CONRAD: 9 Quintessential Books in One Collection

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Summary: This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Nov

  • Author : Joseph Conrad
  • Publisher: e-artnow
  • ISBN: 8027200830
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Number of Pages: 2100
  • Language: English
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Description: This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. Content: Novels and Novellas: Heart of Darkness Lord Jim Victory: An Island Tale Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard The Shadow Line: A Confession The Arrow of Gold: A Story Between Two Notes The Secret Agent: A Simple Tale The Nigger of the 'Narcissus': A Tale of the Forecastle The Duel Under Western Eyes Memoirs, Letters and Articles A Personal Record; or Some Reminiscences The Mirror of the Sea Notes On Life And Letters Autocracy And War The Crime Of Partition A Note On The Polish Problem Poland Revisited First News Well Done Tradition Confidence Flight Some Reflections On The Loss Of The Titanic Certain Aspects Of The Admirable Inquiry Into The Loss Of The Titanic Protection Of Ocean Liners A Friendly Place On Red Badge of Courage Biography & Critical Essays Joseph Conrad (A Biography) by Hugh Walpole Joseph Conrad by John Albert Macy A Conrad Miscellany by John Albert Macy Joseph Conrad & The Athenæum by Arnold Bennett Joseph Conrad by Virginia WoolfJoseph Conrad (1857-1924), was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties. He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English tragic sensibility into English literature.


Pdf ebook: Critical Approaches to Joseph Conrad

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Summary: Critical Approaches to Joseph Conrad is a collection of essays directed to both new and experienced readers of Conrad. The book takes into account recent d

  • Author : Agata Szczeszak-Brewer
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 1611175305
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 264
  • Language: English
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Description: Critical Approaches to Joseph Conrad is a collection of essays directed to both new and experienced readers of Conrad. The book takes into account recent developments in literary theory, including the prominence of ecocriticism, ecopostcolonial approaches, and gender studies. Editor Agata Szczeszak-Brewer offers a comprehensive and comprehensible introduction to Conrad’s most popular texts, also addressing the most recent academic debates as well as the conversations about narrative and genre in Conrad’s canon. Students and scholars of Conrad, twentieth-century literature, and modernism will appreciate the clear, accessible prose by nineteen internationally recognized contributors who approach Conrad in different ways, from postcolonial and ecocritical perspectives, through explorations of gender, to psychoanalysis, narrative theory, and political analysis. Beginning with a biographical introduction by Szczeszak-Brewer, the collection offers an essay outlining the cultural and historical contexts that influenced Conrad’s fiction and an essay on reception of Conrad’s work. Following that, contributors provide critical approaches to Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, The Secret Sharer, and Under Western Eyes. In these sections scholars offer insights about complex issues in Conrad’s fiction, ranging from the study of specific literary tools and narrative development in his books to the political theories in Conrad’s portrayal of the threat of terrorism and violent revolutions.


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Summary: Examines the morality expressed in the fictional writing of Joseph Conrad, discussing "The Secret Agent," "Lord Jim," "Nostromo," "Heart of Darkness," and

  • Author : George A. Panichas
  • Publisher: Mercer University Press
  • ISBN: 9780881460636
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Number of Pages: 186
  • Language: English
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Description: Examines the morality expressed in the fictional writing of Joseph Conrad, discussing "The Secret Agent," "Lord Jim," "Nostromo," "Heart of Darkness," and other works, and describing Conrad's vision of the human world.