Joseph Conrad s Critical Reception

marine profession during Conrad's time. A final biographical work is Christopher Scoble's Letters from Bishopsbourne: Three I/Vriters in an English Village (2010), which looks at the time Jocelyn Brooke, Richard Hooker, and Joseph ...


Author: John G. Peters

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107245129

Category: Literary Criticism


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Throughout the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, Joseph Conrad's novels and short stories have consistently figured into - and helped to define - the dominant trends in literary criticism. This book is the first to provide a thorough yet accessible overview of Conrad scholarship and criticism spanning the entire history of Conrad studies, from the 1895 publication of his first book, Almayer's Folly, to the present. While tracing the general evolution of the commentary surrounding Conrad's work, John G. Peters's careful analysis also evaluates Conrad's impact on critical trends such as the belles lettres tradition, the New Criticism, psychoanalysis, structuralist and post-structuralist criticism, narratology, postcolonial studies, gender and women's studies, and ecocriticism. The breadth and scope of Peters's study make this text an essential resource for Conrad scholars and students of English literature and literary criticism.

The Reception of Joseph Conrad in Europe

Cultural and critical reception in Denmark: a chronology Conrad , Joseph ( 1897 ) ' An Outpost of Progress ' [ TU ], repr. ... Johanssen , Claus ( 1973 ), ' Symbolik i Joseph Conrads “Youth”, “Heart of Darkness” og Lord Jim ', Master's ...


Author: Robert Hampson

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474241106

Category: Literary Criticism

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Born and brought up in Poland bilingually in French and Polish but living for most of his professional life in England and writing in English, Joseph Conrad was, from the start, as much a European writer as he was a British one and his work – from his earliest fictions through Heart of Darkness, Nostromo and The Secret Agent to his later novels– has repeatedly been the focal point of discussions about key issues of the modern age. With chapters written by leading international scholars, this book provides a wide-ranging survey of the reception, translation and publication history of Conrad's works across Europe. Covering reviews and critical discussion, and with some attention to adaptations in other media, these chapters situate Conrad's works in their social and political context. The book also includes bibliographies of key translations in each of the European countries covered and a timeline of Conrad's reception throughout the continent.

Critical Approaches to Joseph Conrad

His Joseph Conrad's Critical Reception is forthcoming from Cambridge University Press. CAMELIA RAGHINARU completed her BA in English literature from Transilvania University, Romania, her MA in English from the University of Central ...


Author: Agata Szczeszak-Brewer

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781611175301

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 264

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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.

The Several Lives of Joseph Conrad

The novel's reception marked a shift in Conrad's critical fortunes that would dominate the decade or so immediately following his death. As the Bloomsbury journalist Desmond MacCarthy later summarised: 'Tl'ie Rover was greatly enjoyed ...


Author: John Stape

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409006824

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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Joseph Conrad's impact has been so profound and far-reaching that, eighty years after his death, he remains an essential cultural reference point. Such phrases as 'heart of darkness' and 'The horror! The horror!' have entered the language, often cited without an awareness of their original contexts. His popular legacy extends to Latin American fiction, to the spy novel, to the terrorist and anarchist character, and to film. The writers he has influenced range from T. S. Eliot to William Faulkner to V. S. Naipaul and John Le Carré. For a writer of 'difficult' fiction he has enjoyed a remarkably wide impact, yet as Marlow proclaims in Lord Jim of the figure whose story he tells, 'he was one of us' and so Conrad remains in fascinating ways.

Joseph Conrad Today

... then it is harder to take his heroism at face value Conrad wrote stories of adventure giving men the ... goes back to the original critical reception of 'Heart of darkness'3 It is important to realise that Conrad, although he is ...


Author: Kieron O'Hara

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 9781845404154

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

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This book argues that the novelist Joseph Conrad’s work speaks directly to us in a way that none of his contemporaries can. Conrad’s scepticism, pessimism, emphasis on the importance and fragility of community, and the difficulties of escaping our history are important tools for understanding the political world in which we live. He is prepared to face a future where progress is not inevitable, where actions have unintended consequences, and where we cannot know the contexts in which we act. Heart of Darkness uncovers the rotten core of the Eurocentric myth of imperialism as a way of bringing enlightenment to ‘native peoples’ – lessons which are relevant once more as the Iraq debacle has undermined the claims of liberal democracy to universal significance. The result can hardly be called a political programme, but Conrad’s work is clearly suggestive of a sceptical conservatism of the sort described by the author in his 2005 book After Blair: Conservatism Beyond Thatcher. The difficult part of a Conradian philosophy is the profundity of his pessimism – far greater than Oakeshott, with whom Conrad does share some similarities (though closer to a conservative politician like Salisbury). Conrad’s work poses the question of how far we as a society are prepared to face the consequences of our ignorance.

Joseph Conrad

The earlier one, A Bibliography of Joseph Conrad by Theodore G. Ehrsam (1969), is a good work to let one see what is actually needed for a ... This is a much needed analysis of the critical reception of Conrad's work in Poland.


Author: Bruce Teets

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000040494

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 804

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Originally published in 1990, this is a comprehensive and annotated bibliography of the writings on Joseph Conrad and his works. Covering the years from 1895 to 1975 it also includes indexes of authors, secondary works, periodicals and newspapers, foreign languages and primary titles. Part of a series of annotated bibliographies on English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 this will be a valuable resource for students of literature.

Routledge Library Editions Joseph Conrad

Somewhat similar to these collections of essays on Conrad were the journals of various Joseph Conrad societies of different countries . ... This is a much needed analysis of the critical reception of Conrad's work in Poland .


Author: Various

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000519136

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 6774

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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.

Joseph Conrad

The period fol lowing, up to the publication of A Set of Six (1908), shows, in terms of critical reception, an increasing admiration on the part of reviewers. This is paralleled on Conrad's part by an increasing sense of strain which ...


Author: Normand Sherry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134724260

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 412

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Joseph Conrad (1857-1924). Polish born, learnt English from scratch when he arrived in Britain. Writings include: Heart of Darkness, The Secret Agent, Nostromo. Volume covers the period 1895 - 1993. Includes Conrad's responses to his critics.

The New Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad

But if there is an answer to the specific paradox of prophetic volatility that seems to characterize Conrad's reception over time, if there is a means of accounting for both his fluctuating patterns of interest and the extraordinary ...


Author: J. H. Stape

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107035300

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 236

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This volume offers both students and scholars a comprehensive overview of the most recent developments in Conrad studies.

Joseph Conrad

6 Conclusion Slow Modernism In a review dating back to the 1930s , Elizabeth Bowen explains why Conrad's work is in " abeyance . ” Her commentary is brought in evidence of what Owen Knowles diagnoses as a “ state of disaffection ” for ...


Author: Yael Levin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192609991

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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The book builds on current interventions in modernist scholarship in order to rethink Joseph Conrad's contribution to literary history. It utilizes emerging critical modernisms, the work of Henri Bergson and Gilles Deleuze, and late modernist fiction, to stage an encounter between Conrad and a radically different literary tradition. It does so in order to uncover critical blind spots that have limited our appreciation of his poetics. The purpose of this investigation is threefold: first, to participate in recent critical attempts to correct a neglect of ontological preoccupations in Conrad's writing and uncover the author's exploration of a human subject beyond the Cartesian cogito. Second, to demonstrate the manner in which such an exploration is accompanied by the reconfiguration of the very building blocks of fiction: character, narration, focalization, language and plot have to be rethought to accommodate a subject who is no longer conceived of as autonomous and whole but is rendered permeable and interdependent. Third, to show how this redrawing of the literary imaginary communicates with the projects of late modernist writers such as Samuel Beckett, writers whose literary endeavours have long been held separate from Conrad's. In the spirit of current re-examinations of modernism and critical endeavours to think it anew outside the commonplaces that once defined it, this study returns to Conrad's art with an eye to twentieth-century shifts in the way we process, understand and evaluate information. Thematic, stylistic and philosophical instantiations of the slow are offered here as a gauge for this meaningful transformation.