Joseph Conrad: The Short Fiction offers a wide range of perspectives on Conrad’s short stories. Nine essays, by established and emerging scholars, deal with early and classic stories as well as the relatively neglected works of Conrad’s later career.
The essays explore in depth the historical and publishing contexts of individual stories and provide insights into Conrad’s practice as a writer of short fiction. These new readings, based on contemporary theoretical and interpretive perspectives, will appeal not only to specialists of literary Modernism but also to the advanced student and the general reader.
Table of Contents
Jürgen KRAMER: What the Country Doctor did not see: The Limits of the Imagination in Amy Foster
Cedric WATTS: Fraudulent Signifiers: Saussure and the Sixpence in Karain
Sema POSTACIOGLU-BANON: Gaspar Ruiz: A Vitagraph of Desire
P.A. MARCH-RUSSELL: The Anarchy of Love: The Informer
Michael LUCAS: Rehabilitating The Brute
Stephen DONOVAN: Magic Letters and Mental Degradation: Advertising in An Anarchist and The Partner
Mark D. LARABEE: Territorial Vision and Revision in Freya of the Seven Isles
Jeremy HAWTHORN: Conrad and the Erotic: A Smile of Fortune and The Planter of Malata
Jennifer TURNER: Petticoats and Sea Business: Women Characters in Conrad’s Edwardian Short Stories