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Joseph Conrad And The Adventure Tradition

Constructing and Deconstructing the Imperial Subject

Joseph Conrad And The Adventure Tradition - White, Andrea - ISBN: 9780521416061
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Bindwijze: Boek, Gebonden
Genre: Engelse taal, letterkunde en cultuur
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Beschrijving

Nineteenth-century adventure fiction relating to the British empire served to promote, celebrate, and justify the imperial project, asserting the essential and privileging difference between ‘us’ and ‘them’, colonising and colonised. Andrea White’s study examines popular travel literature in relation to later adventure stories, and sets the fiction of Joseph Conrad in this context, showing how Conrad demythologised the imperial subject constructed in earlier writing. She argues that the very complexity of Conrad’s work provided an alternative, more critical means of evaluating the experience of empire.

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Titel: Joseph Conrad And The Adventure Tradition
auteur: White, Andrea
Mediatype: Boek
Bindwijze: Gebonden
Taal: Engels
Aantal pagina's: 248
Uitgever: Cambridge University Press
Plaats van publicatie: 03
NUR: Engelse taal, letterkunde en cultuur
Afmetingen: 236 x 160 x 27
Gewicht: 528 gr
ISBN/ISBN13: 052141606X
ISBN/ISBN13: 9780521416061
Intern nummer: 1311215

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"All in all, White's study is clearly written, modestly argued, and genuinely helpful in giving substance to generalizations often made about Conrad's fiction." David Leon Higon, English Literature in Transition

Inhoudsopgave

Introduction; 1. Constructing the imperial subject: nineteenth-century travel writing; 2. Adventure fiction: a special case; 3. Them and us: a useful and appealing fiction; 4. The shift toward subversion: the case of Rider Haggard; 5. Travel writing and adventure fiction as shaping discourses for Conrad; 6. Almayer's Folly; 7. An Outcast of the Islands; 8. The African fictions: (I) - An Outpost of Progress; 9. The African fictions: (II) - Heart of Darkness.

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