Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad: Heart of Darkness

by Nicolas Tredell
     
 

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Spanning an impressive range of interpretations, the critical works in this collection analyze the complex narrative technique of Heart Of Darkness while exploring its evocation of myth, philosophy, and politics, its attitudes to empire, its images of Africa, and its representations of women. Examining secondary sources from the 1900s to the 1990s, thisSee more details below

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Spanning an impressive range of interpretations, the critical works in this collection analyze the complex narrative technique of Heart Of Darkness while exploring its evocation of myth, philosophy, and politics, its attitudes to empire, its images of Africa, and its representations of women. Examining secondary sources from the 1900s to the 1990s, this Guide is an indispensable resource for the study of one of Conrad´s most potent works.

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This guide traces the critical history of , beginning with an introduction to Joseph Conrad's life and the growth of the book's reputation in the earliest part of the century. Tredell (American and English literature, Sussex U.) then examines four major readings from the 1960s when was at its height of critical popularity, followed by examples of the challenges and criticisms of the book's themes in the 1970s and 1980s. Critical themes explored include imperialism, racism, feminism, narrative style, and symbolism. Paper edition (unseen), $14.50. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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ISBN-13:
9780231119221
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2000
Series:
Columbia Critical Guides Series
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.74(d)

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