ISBN-10:
0312457537
ISBN-13:
9780312457532
Pub. Date:
12/29/2010
Publisher:
Bedford/St. Martin's
Heart of Darkness: Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series / Edition 3

Heart of Darkness: Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series / Edition 3

by Joseph Conrad, Ross C. Murfin

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Heart of Darkness: Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series / Edition 3




This volume presents the text of the 1921 Heinemann edition of Conrad's classic short novel along with documents that place the work in historical context and critical essays that read Heart of Darkness from several contemporary critical perspectives. The text and essays are complemented by biographical and critical introductions, bibliographies, and a glossary of critical and theoretical terms.
 
In this third edition, the section of cultural documents and illustrations is entirely new, as are two recent exemplary critical essays by Gabrielle McIntire and Tony C. Brown that synthesize a variety of current critical approaches.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312457532
Publisher: Bedford/St. Martin's
Publication date: 12/29/2010
Series: Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism Series
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 226,447
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) grew up amid political unrest in Russian-occupied Poland. After twenty years at sea with the French and British merchant navies, he settled in England in 1894. Over the next three decades he revolutionized the English novel with books such as Typhoon, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, and especially Heart of Darkness, his best-known and most influential work.

Date of Birth:

December 3, 1857

Date of Death:

August 3, 1924

Place of Birth:

Berdiczew, Podolia, Russia

Place of Death:

Bishopsbourne, Kent, England

Education:

Tutored in Switzerland. Self-taught in classical literature. Attended maritime school in Marseilles, France

Table of Contents




Part One: Heart of Darkness: The Complete Text
Introduction: Biographical and Historical Contexts
The Complete Text 
 
*Part Two: Heart of Darkness in Cultural Context
Contextual Documents and Illustrations

Part Three: Heart of Darkness: A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism
A Critical History of Heart of Darkness
Feminist and Gender Criticism and Heart of Darkness
     JOHANNA M. SMITH, “Too Beautiful Altogether”:  Ideologies of Gender and Empire in Heart of Darkness 
Deconstruction and Heart of Darkness  
     J. HILLIS MILLER, Heart of Darkness Revisited 
The New Historicism and Heart of Darkness
     BROOK THOMAS, Preserving and Keeping Order by Killing Time in Heart of Darkness 
Postcolonial Criticism and Heart of Darkness  
     PATRICK BRANTLINGER, Heart of Darkness: Anti-Imperialism, Racism, or Impressionism?
*Combining Postcolonial, Feminist, and Gender Criticism with Queer Theory
     *GABRELLE McINTIRE, The Women Do Not Travel: Gender, Difference, and Incommensurability in Conrad's Heart of Darkness 
*Combining the New Historicism and Postcolonial Criticism with Psychoanalytic Criticism
     *TONY C. BROWN, Cultural Psychosis on the Frontier: The Work of the Darkness in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness 
 
Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms  
 
*New
 
 

 

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