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Secret Sharer

ISBN-10: 0312112246

ISBN-13: 9780312112240

Edition: 1997

Authors: Daniel R. Schwarz, Joseph Conrad

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Adopted at more than 1,000 colleges and universities, Bedford/St. Martin's innovative Case Studies in Contemporary Criticism series has introduced more than a quarter of a million students to literary theory and earned enthusiastic praise nationwide. Along with an authoritative text of a major literary work, each volume presents critical essays, selected or prepared especially for students, that approach the work from several contemporary critical perspectives, such as gender criticism and cultural studies. Each essay is accompanied by an introduction (with bibliography) to the history, principles, and practice of its critical perspective. Every volume also surveys the biographical, historical, and critical contexts of the literary work and concludes with a glossary of critical terms. New editions reprint cultural documents that contextualize the literary works and feature essays that show how critical perspectives can be combined.
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List price: $14.99
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Bedford/Saint Martin's
Publication date: 3/15/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 268
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.638
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 Darkness (1902), perhaps his best known and most influential work, narrates a literal journey to the center of the African jungle. This novel inspired the acclaimed motion picture Apocalypse Now. After the publication of his first novel, Almayer's Folly (1895), Conrad gave up the sea. He produced thirteen novels, two volumes of memoirs, and twenty-eight short stories. He died on August 3, 1924, in England.

About the Series
About This Volume
"The Secret Sharer": The Complete Text
Introduction: Biographical and Historical Context
The Complete Text [1924 Doubleday Edition]
"The Secret Sharer": A Case Study in Contemporary Criticism
A Critical History of "The Secret Sharer"
Psychoanalytic Criticism and "The Secret Sharer"
What Is Psychoanalytic Criticism?
Psychoanalytic Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Psychoanalytic Perspective:
"The Secret Sharer" as and Act of Memory
Reader-Response Criticism and "The Secret Sharer"
What Is Reader-Response Criticism?
Reader-Response Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Reader-Response Perspective:
Sharing Secrets
New Historicism and "The Secret Sharer"
What Is New Historicism?
New Historicism: A Selected Bibliography
A New Historicist Perspective:
Secret History in "The Secret Sharer"
Feminist and Gender Criticism and "The Secret Sharer"
What Are Feminist and Gender Criticism?
Feminist and Gender Criticism: A Selected Bibliography
A Feminist Perspective:
Intimacies Engendered in Conrad's "The Secret Sharer"
Deconstruction and "The Secret Sharer"
What Is Deconstruction?
Deconstruction: A Selected Bibliography
A Deconstructive Perspective:
Sharing Secrets
Glossary of Critical and Theoretical Terms
About the Contributors