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The Dawn Watch

Author : Maya Jasanoff
ISBN : 9780698137479
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“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.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Joseph Conrad

Author : George A. Panichas
ISBN : UOM:39015062629814
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"Guiding a reader's travels to the furthest realms of Conrad's imagination so as to penetrate to the heart of the novelist's moral vision is one of the author's dominant aims. Anyone disturbed by post-modernist advocates of a New World Order has much to ponder in this challenging book."--BOOK JACKET.
Category: Literary Criticism

Joseph Conrad And The Fiction Of Autobiography

Author : Edward W. Said
ISBN : 0231140053
Genre : Literary Collections
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Edward W. Said locates Joseph Conrad's fear of personal disintegration in his constant re-narration of the past. Using the author's personal letters as a guide to understanding his fiction, Said draws an important parallel between Conrad's view of his own life and the manner and form of his stories. The critic also argues that the author, who set his fiction in exotic locations like East Asia and Africa, projects political dimensions in his work that mirror a colonialist preoccupation with "civilizing" native peoples. Said then suggests that this dimension should be considered when reading all of Western literature. First published in 1966, Said's critique of the Western self's struggle with modernity signaled the beginnings of his groundbreaking work, Orientalism, and remains a cornerstone of postcolonial studies today.
Category: Literary Collections

Joseph Conrad Comparative Essays

Author : Adam Gillon
ISBN : 0896723216
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This collection of essays continues Adam Gillon's comparatist approach to Joseph Conrad, which he exhibited in three previous books: The Eternal Solitary: A Study of Joseph Conrad (1960 and 1964), Conrad and Shakespeare and Other Essays (1976), and Joseph Conrad (Tawyne English Authors Series), 1982. In the present collection, Gillon extends his perspectives by examining the affinities between Conrad's descriptive art and painting and film. Gillon presents a variety of new views and insights as he traces the connections between Conrad and such writers as Henry James and Vladimir Nabokov and compares Conradian characters Prince Roman and Peer Ivanovitch. Gillon's Polish background looms large in this collection. His mastery of the Polish language is apparent in the discussion of two Polish novels about Conrad's early life and in his translation of excerpts from these novels. The first and last chapters offer moving glimpses of Gillon's own Polish footprints, his initiation into Conrad lore, and the visit to his native land after a long absence. The intimacy and wry humor of these recollections are evident also in his essay about adapting Conrad to film, which is illustrated with excerpts from his scripts Under Western Eyes and Dark Country, his screenplay inspired by Heart of Darkness and Conradian themes. A native of Poland, Adam Gillon is professor emeritus of English and comparative literature at the State University of New York, New Paltz. He has lectured at universities in Canada, Israel, and Europe. His numerous publications include critical studies of Conrad, fiction, poetry, translations, articles, and reviews. He has written award-winning plays for screen, stage, and radio. He wrote, directed, and produced a feature film, The Bet. Gillon is president of the Joseph Conrad Society of America and founder and senior editor of its newsletter, Joseph Conrad Today.Raymond Brebach is an associate professor of humanities at Drexel University. He is a contributing editor for the Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad and he edits Joseph Conrad Today, the newsletter of the Joseph Conrad Society of America. He has written on the collaboration of Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford.
Category: Literary Criticism

Conrad S Politics Community And Anarchy In The Fiction Of Joseph Conrad

Author : Avrom Fleishman
ISBN : STANFORD:36105007492312
Genre : Anarchism in literature
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A full accounting of Conrad's political views makes it difficult to categorize him in any of the readily available rubrics, and the political implications of his faction are sufficiently subtle to leave any interpretation of them as doctrinal statements adrift in the wake of his art. The present study maintains that the novels must be read as dramatic expressions of a complex political imagination, and are therefore not reducible to political ideology. It attempts to show, moreover, that Conrad was open to the prevailing political ideas of his time, whose which it inherited from a century-old debate on the bases of social philosophy, and that the fiction which derived from his speculations was more complicated than received opinion would have it--indeed, was much the better art because of its rich intellectual tradition.
Category: Anarchism in literature

Joseph Conrad

Author : Joseph Conrad
ISBN : 0517101254
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Four novels deal with imperialism in Africa, a sailor in search of redemption, a double agent, and a Russian spy

Joseph Conrad S Heart Of Darkness

Author : Joseph Conrad
ISBN : UOM:39015061777754
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The casebook assembles historical and theoretical materials relevant to a deeper understanding of the origins and reception of Joseph Conrad's best-known and most controversial work, with texts by Conrad himself, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Max Beerbohm, and distinguished scholars such as Zdzislaw Najder and Ian Watt.
Category: Literary Criticism

Joseph Conrad

Author : Ruth Matilda Stauffer
ISBN : UCAL:B5427326
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Joseph Conrad S Heart Of Darkness The Secret Sharer

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : PSU:000047158702
Genre : Fiction
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Includes a brief biography of the author, thematic and structural analysis of the two works, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas.
Category: Fiction

The Three Lives Of Joseph Conrad

Author : Olivia E. Coolidge
ISBN : UOM:39015009281810
Genre : Novelists, English
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A biography of the Polish-born author who wrote in English and gained fame for his novels and short stories about the sea.
Category: Novelists, English

Joseph Conrad The Imaged Style

Author : Richard Ettinghausen
ISBN : UOM:39015000622681
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Analyzes the evolution of Conrad's style and vision of imagery through a study of his novels and short stories.
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Joseph Conrad And The West

Author : Jacques Darras
ISBN : UOM:39076006737741
Genre : Colonies dans la littérature
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Category: Colonies dans la littérature