One of Us: The Mastery of Joseph Conrad

One of Us: The Mastery of Joseph Conrad

by Geoffrey Galt Harpham

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780226316963
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 02/28/1997
Edition description: 1
Pages: 226
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Geoffrey Galt Harpham is visiting scholar and senior fellow of the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University and former director of the National Humanities Center. He is the author of nine books, including, most recently, The Humanities and the Dream of America.

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
1. To Be a Pole
The Nation in Coffins
Poland and the Theory of Nations
Polonizing the Novel
2. To Go to Sea
An Unrelated Existence; or, The Law of the Sea
Rescue
Identification at the Mouth of the River
Sex at the Beginning of Time
3. To Write in English
English as a Seventh Language
The Language of Mastery
On Greatness
Works Cited
Index

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