Joseph Conrad

Middleton, T (2006) Joseph Conrad. Routledge Guides to Literature . Routledge, London. ISBN 9780415268523


The popular yet complex work of Joseph Conrad has attracted much critical attention over the years, from the perspectives of postcolonial, modernist, cultural and gender studies. This guide to his compelling work presents: an accessible introduction to the contexts and many interpretations of Conrad's texts, from publication to the present; an introduction to key critical texts and perspectives on Conrad's life and work, situated in a broader critical history; cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism; and suggestions for further reading. Part of the "Routledge Guides to Literature" series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Joseph Conrad and seeking not only a guide to his works, but also a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds them.

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Introduction Part 1 Life and Contexts A Polish Childhood Sea Life Literary & Cultural Contexts 3.1 Conrad the Reader 3.2 Literary Friendships & Literary Culture 3.3 Conrad the Writer 3.4 Englishness Part 2 Work Almayer's Folly (1895) An Outcast of the Islands (1896) "The Nigger of the 'Narcissus'" (1897) Tales of Unrest (1898) Lord Jim (1900) 'Youth -- A Narrative' and Two Other Stories (1902) Typhoon and Other Stories (1903) Nostromo (1904) The Secret Agent (1907) A Set of Six (1908) Under Western Eyes (1911) A Personal Record (1912) 'Twixt Land and Sea (1912) Chance (1914) Within the Tides (1915) Victory (1915) The Shadow Line (1917) The Arrow of Gold (1919) The Rescue: A Romance of the Shallows (1920) The Rover (1923) Posthumously Published work Tales of Hearsay (1925) Uncollected works 'Laughing Anne' and 'One Day More' (1924) Suspense (1925) The Sisters (1928) Part 3 Criticism 1. Early Studies: 1914 -- 1930 2. The changing critical reputation: 1930 -- 1960 3. Boom Years: 1960 -- 1980 4. Theory and after: 1980 -- present 5. Editions, Guides and Introductions 6. Thematic Studies 6a. Nation & Location 6b. Colonialism & Postcolonialism 6c. Politics & Revolution 6d. Gender & Sexuality Part 4 Chronology Bibliography

Keywords: Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924, Criticism and interpretation
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
Divisions: School of Writing, Publishing and the Humanities
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2012 04:45
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