Non-Fiction Books:

The Strange Short Fiction of Joseph Conrad

Writing, Culture, and Subjectivity

Format

Hardback

Customer rating

Click to share your rating 0 ratings (0.0/5.0 average) Thanks for your vote!

Share this product

The Strange Short Fiction of Joseph Conrad by Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan
$447.99
In stock with supplier

The item is brand new and in-stock in with one of our preferred suppliers. The item will ship from the Mighty Ape warehouse within the timeframe shown below.

Usually ships within 2-3 weeks

Availability

Delivering to:

Estimated arrival:

  • Around 13-18 December using standard courier delivery

Description

This study engages with the troubled question of authorial subjectivity and ethics in Modernism in general and in Conrad's short fiction in particular, and offers an original theoretical perspective, inspired by the work of Derrida and the early philosophical writings of M. M. Bakhtin. Part One of the book focuses on the relational dynamics in 'Under Western Eyes' and 'The Secret Sharer', and develops a 'heterobiographical' reading matrix, which serves as a psycho-textual and philosophical approach to modes of authorial presence in the text. Part Two offers close readings of ten short stories spanning the whole of Conrad's career and clustered into five chapters-'Writing and Fratricide', 'The Pathos of Authenticity', 'The Poetics of Cultural Despair', 'The Romantic paradox', and 'Addressing the Woman'. This part of the book engages with the interpretative problems posed by these stories through a cultural-historical perspective, linking Conrad's essentially Romantic sensibility and his unique position on the threshold of Modernism with some of the issues that have emerged from the 'Postmodern turn': the relationship between metaphysics and subjectivity, the conception of inter-subjectivity as prior to and constitutive of subjectivity; the permeability of textual and psychological boundary-lines; and the desire for subjective aesthetization. These issues, which can all be traced back to the cultural crisis of the turn of the century, are still with us at the close of the millennium.
Release date NZ
March 1st, 2000
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Oxford University Press
Pages
202
Dimensions
145x224x16
ISBN-13
9780198184997
Product ID
2245196

Customer reviews

Nobody has reviewed this product yet. You could be the first!

Write a Review

Marketplace listings

There are no Marketplace listings available for this product currently.
Already own it? Create a free listing and pay just 9% commission when it sells!

Sell Yours Here

Help & options

  • If you think we've made a mistake or omitted details, please send us your feedback. Send Feedback
  • If you have a question or problem with this product, visit our Help section. Get Help
  • Seen a lower price for this product elsewhere? We'll do our best to beat it. Request a better price
Filed under...

Buy this and earn 2,601 Banana Points