Joseph Conrad and the Imperial Romance (Innbundet)

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Innbinding: Innbundet
Utgivelsesår: 1999
Antall sider: 228
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9780333747155
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Omtale Joseph Conrad and the Imperial Romance
Linda Dryden places Almayer's Folly, An Outcast of the Islands , 'Karain', and Lord Jim in the context of the nineteenth-century imperial romance. Through the thwarted dreams and aspirations of his central characters she argues that Conrad exposes the empty promises of such fiction and challenges assumptions about the superiority of European imperialists and the imperial venture itself. Using illustrations from and references to many well-known novels of Empire, Dryden demonstrates how Conrad's Malay fiction alludes to the conventions and stereotypes of popular imperial fiction.

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