Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" (Heftet)

A Casebook

Serie: Casebooks in Criticism 

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2004
Antall sider: 288
Forlag: Oxford University Press Inc
Språk: Engelsk
Serie: Casebooks in Criticism
ISBN/EAN: 9780195159967
Kategori: Språk
Omtale: Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness"
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad's fictional account of a journey up the Congo river in 1890, raises important questions about colonialism and narrative theory. This casebook contains materials relevant to a deeper understanding of the origins and reception of this controversial text, including Conrad's own story 'An Outpost of Progress', together with a little-known memoir by one of Conrad's oldest English friends, a brief history of the Congo Free State by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a parody of Conrad by Max Beerbohm. A wide range of theoretical approaches are also represented, examining Conrad's text in terms of cultural, historical, textual, stylistic, narratological, post-colonial, feminist, and reader-response criticism. The volume concludes with an interview in which Conrad compares his adventures on the Congo with Mark Twain's experiences as a Mississippi pilot.

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