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Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness A Casebook

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ISBN-10: 0195159969

ISBN-13: 9780195159967

Edition: 2004

Authors: Gene M. Moore, Joseph Conrad

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Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad's fictional account of a journey up the Congo river in 1890, raises important questions about colonialism and narrative theory. This casebook contains materials relevant to a deeper understanding of the origins and reception of this controversial text, including Conrad's own story 'An Outpost of Progress', together with a little-known memoir by one of Conrad's oldest English friends, a brief history of the Congo Free State by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a parody of Conrad by Max Beerbohm. A wide range of theoretical approaches are also represented, examining Conrad's text in terms of cultural, historical, textual, stylistic, narratological, post-colonial,…    
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List price: $31.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/11/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

Joseph Conrad is recognized as one of the 20th century's greatest English language novelists. He was born Jozef Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857, in the Polish Ukraine. His father, a writer and translator, was from Polish nobility, but political activity against Russian oppression led to his exile. Conrad was orphaned at a young age and subsequently raised by his uncle. At 17 he went to sea, an experience that shaped the bleak view of human nature which he expressed in his fiction. In such works as Lord Jim (1900), Youth (1902), and Nostromo (1904), Conrad depicts individuals thrust by circumstances beyond their control into moral and emotional dilemmas. His novel Heart of…    

Introduction
An Outpost of Progress
Victorians and Africans: The Genealogy of the Myth of the Dark Continent
From The Crime of the Congo
Joseph Conrad's First Cruise in the Nellie
To the End of the Night
The Typescript of ""The Heart of Darkness""
The Feast, by J*s*ph C*nr*d
Conrad's Impressionism
Narratological Parallels in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now
The Exclusion of the Intended from Secret Sharing in Conrad's Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness Revisited: The African Response
Jungle Fever
A Chat with Joseph Conrad
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