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Under Western Eyes By Joseph Conrad

By Joseph Conrad
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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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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.

Joseph Conrad

By George A. Panichas
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  • Publisher : Mercer University Press
  • Book Code : 9780881460636
  • Total of Pages : 186
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 151
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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.

Critical Approaches to Joseph Conrad

By Agata Szczeszak-Brewer
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  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Book Code : 1611175305
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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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.

Green Modernism

By Jeffrey Mathes McCarthy
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137526041
  • Total of Pages : 262
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 434
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One of the first studies to explore the relationship between environmental criticism and British modernism, Green Modernism explores the cultural function of nature in the modernist novel between 1900 and 1930. This theoretically engaged, historically informed book brings new materialist insights to novels by Conrad, Ford, Lawrence, and Butts.

The History of the Book in the West: 1914–2000

By Alexis Weedon
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1351888161
  • Total of Pages : 640
  • Category : History
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This collection brings together published papers on key themes which book historians have identified as of particular significance in the history of twentieth-century publishing. It reprints some of the best comparative perspectives and most insightful and innovatively presented scholarship on publishing and book history from such figures as Philip Altbach, Lewis Coser, James Curran, Elizabeth Long, Laura Miller, Angus Phillips, Janice Radway, Jonathan Rose, Shafquat Towheed, Catherine Turner, Jay Satterfield, Clare Squires, Eva Hemmungs Wirtén. It is arranged into six sections which examine the internationalisation of publishing businesses, changing notions of authorship, innovation in the design and marketing of books, the specific effects of globalisation on creative property and the book in a multimedia marketplace. Twentieth-century book history attracts an audience beyond the traditional disciplines of librarianship, bibliography, history and literary studies. It will appeal to publishing educators, editors, publishers, booksellers, as well as academics with an interest in media and popular culture.

Joseph Conrad

By Joseph Conrad,Allan Ingram
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1136735488
  • Total of Pages : 284
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 723
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First Published in 1986. On 22 January 1910, after two years’ work on what he had intended as a break from Chance, Conrad finally finished the manuscript of Under Western Eyes. It had been begun, like many of his novels, as a short story, to be called simply ‘Razumov’, in which he would try ‘to capture the very soul of things Russian’ (Jean-Aubry, 1927, II, p. 64). Some 130,000 words later, Conrad was physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted. This is a collection of correspondence, biography and writing on Joseph Conrad’s work.

Nostromo

By Joseph Conrad
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  • Publisher : Arcturus Publishing
  • Book Code : 1398813354
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  • Category : Fiction
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Set in the sultry, fictional South American country of Costaguana, Joseph Conrad's compelling tale is a story of greed, corruption and power struggles. Navigating his way through civil unrest is the charismatic and trusted figure of Nostromo, a longshoreman revered by many but never accepted as an equal by those in authority. When rebels threaten the capital city, Sulaco, Nostromo is entrusted to spirit away a consignment of silver. But as the plan goes awry and his part in defeating the revolutionaries is unacknowledged, the seemingly incorruptible Nostromo decides to take his own reward - with tragic consequences. Hailed by many authors, including F. Scott Fitzgerald, as a masterpiece, Nostromo is a bewitching and acute study of human nature

Joseph Conrad and the Anxiety of Knowledge

By William Freedman
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  • Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
  • Book Code : 1611173078
  • Total of Pages : 184
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 939
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Few if any writers in the English language have been cited, praised, chided, or marveled at more routinely than Joseph Conrad for the perplexing evasiveness, contradictoriness, and indeterminacy of their fiction. William Freedman argues that the explanations typically offered for these identifying characteristics of much of Conrad’s work are inadequate if not mistaken. Freedman’s claim is that the illusiveness of a coherent interpretation of Conrad’s novels and shorter fictions is owed not primarily to the inherent slipperiness or inadequacy of language or the consequence of a willful self-deconstruction. Nor is it a product of the writer's philosophical nihilism or a realized aesthetic of suggestive vagueness. Rather, Freedman argues that the perplexing elusiveness of Conrad’s fiction is the consequence of a pervasive ambivalence toward threatening knowledge, a protective reluctance and recoil that are not only inscribed in Conrad’s tales and novels, but repeatedly declared, defended, and explained in his letters and essays. Conrad’s narrators and protagonists often set out on an apparent quest for hidden knowledge or are drawn into one. But repelled or intimidated by the looming consequences of their own curiosity and fervor, they protectively obscure what they have barely glimpsed or else retreat to an armory of practiced distractions. The result is a confusingly choreographed dance of approach and withdrawal, fascination and revulsion, revelation and concealment. The riddling contradictions of these fictions are thus in large measure the result of this ambivalence, their evasiveness the mark of intimidation's triumph over fascination. The idea of dangerous and forbidden knowledge is at least as old as Genesis, and Freedman provides a background for Conrad’s recoil from full exposure in the rich admonitory history of such knowledge in theology, myth, philosophy, and literature. He traces Conrad's impassioned, at times pleading case for protective avoidance in the writer's letters, essays and prefaces, and elucidates its enactment and its connection to Conrad's signature evasiveness in a number of short stories and novels, with special attention to The Secret Agent, Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Under Western Eyes and The Rescue.

Joseph Conrad: Betrayal and Identity

By Robert Hampson
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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349223026
  • Total of Pages : 326
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Through attention to incidents of betrayal and self-betrayal in his fiction, this book traces the development of Conrad's conception of identity through the three phases of his career: the self in isolation, the self in society and the sexualised self. It shows how the early fiction negotiates the opposed dangers of the self-ideal and the surrender to passion; how the middle fiction tests the ideal code psychologically and ideologically; and how the late fiction probes sexuality and morbid psychology.

Routledge Library Editions: Joseph Conrad

By Various
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1000519139
  • Total of Pages : 6774
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is widely considered one the great modern writers in English literature. This 21-volume set contains titles, originally published between 1976 and 1990 as well as a biography from 1957 written by one of his closest friends. The first 18 books are a set of concordances and indexes to Conrad’s printed works, which were part of a project directed by Todd K. Bender at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA and are among the first attempts to use the power of computers to enhance our reading environment and assist in lexicography, scholarly editing, and literary analysis. The set also contains a meticulously compiled bibliography of writings on Joseph Conrad, as well as an original and powerful analysis of his major work.