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Tracing the Aesthetic Principle in Conrad's Novels
     

Tracing the Aesthetic Principle in Conrad's Novels

by Y. Levin
 

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This book offers a post-structuralist inspired explication of Conrad's literary vision and its defining feature, the aesthetic principle.

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This book offers a post-structuralist inspired explication of Conrad's literary vision and its defining feature, the aesthetic principle.

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"This original, well-written, and carefully thought-out volume offers a valuable and original contribution as well as a worthy challenge to Conrad studies." - The Conradian

"Levin s concept of the otherwise present -the continued and continual oscillation between absence and presence-proves to be immensely productive for the reader of Joseph Conrad s fiction. Her book gripped me from first to last page: it is engagingly but compellingly written, and chock-full of striking, surprising, and ultimately convincing insights into Conrad s texts. Tracing the Aesthetic Principle in Conrad s Novels is an outstanding book that should be read by every serious student of Conrad." - Jeremy Hawthorn, Norwegian University of Science and Technology and author of Sexuality and the Erotic in the Fiction of Joseph Conrad

"This is one of the most suggestive and genuinely innovative works of Conrad criticism for some time. Levin develops her concept of the otherwise present through close readings of a range of Conrad s works from Lord Jim to neglected later works such as Suspense. Through attention to the thematics of spectrality - to guilt, shame, desire, hope and their otherwise present projections - and an engagement with some of Conrad s characteristic methods of story-telling, Levin demonstrates the flexibility and the rich hermeneutic and narratological possibilities of the concept both within and beyond Conrad studies. See otherwise, see better. " - Robert Hampson, Head of the Department of English, Royal Holloway, University of London

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230609860
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
03/13/2009
Edition description:
2008
Pages:
203
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Yael Levin is Lecturer, Department of English, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She has published on Conrad in The Conradian, Partial Answers, and Conradiana and is the recipient of the American Conrad Society’s Bruce Harkness Award for the Young Conrad Scholar of 2005.

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