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Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231140058

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 219

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Edward W. Said locates Joseph Conrad's fear of personal disintegration in his constant re-narration of the past. Using the author's personal letters as a guide to understanding his fiction, Said draws an important parallel between Conrad's view of his own life and the manner and form of his stories. The critic also argues that the author, who set his fiction in exotic locations like East Asia and Africa, projects political dimensions in his work that mirror a colonialist preoccupation with "civilizing" native peoples. Said then suggests that this dimension should be considered when reading all of Western literature. First published in 1966, Said's critique of the Western self's struggle with modernity signaled the beginnings of his groundbreaking work, Orientalism, and remains a cornerstone of postcolonial studies today.

Der Spiegel der See.

Erinnerungen und Eindrücke.

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783892254638


Page: 272

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The Character of Criticism

Author: Geoffrey Galt Harpham

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136088660

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Music at the Limits

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231139366

Category: Music

Page: 325

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Music at the Limits is the first book to bring together three decades of Edward W. Said's essays and articles on music. Addressing the work of a variety of composers, musicians, and performers, Said carefully draws out music's social, political, and cultural contexts and, as a classically trained pianist, provides rich and often surprising assessments of classical music and opera. Said saw music as a reflection of his ideas on literature and history and paid close attention to its composition and creative possibilities. Eloquent and surprising, Music at the Limits preserves an important dimension of Said's brilliant intellectual work and cements his reputation as one of the most influential and groundbreaking scholars of the twentieth century.

The Selected Works of Edward Said, 1966 - 2006

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0525565310

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 656

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The renowned literary and cultural critic Edward Said was one of our era's most provocative and important thinkers. This comprehensive collection of his work, expanded from the earlier Edward Said Reader, now draws from across his entire four-decade career, including his posthumously published books, making it a definitive one-volume source. The Selected Works includes key sections from all of Said's books, including his groundbreaking Orientalism; his memoir, Out of Place; and his last book, On Late Style. Whether writing of Zionism or Palestinian self-determination, Jane Austen or Yeats, or of music or the media, Said's uncompromising intelligence casts urgent light on every subject he undertakes. The Selected Works is a joy for the general reader and an indispensable resource for scholars in the many fields that his work has influenced and transformed.

Brüchiges Seemannsgarn

Mündlichkeit und Schriftlichkeit im Werk Joseph Conrads

Author: Julika Griem

Publisher: Gunter Narr Verlag

ISBN: 9783823345718


Page: 330

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Global Perspectives on Orhan Pamuk

Existentialism and Politics

Author: M. Afridi,D. Buyze

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 113703954X

Category: Fiction

Page: 206

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Explores existential and political themes in Orhan Pamuk's work and investigates the apparent contradictions in an arena where Islam and democracy are often seen as opposing and irreconcilable terms. Existential themes delve into literary nuances in Pamuk that discuss love, happiness, suffering, memory and death.

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791098257

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 163

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Presents a collection of critical essays about Conrad's famous novel, arranged in chronological order of publication.

Joseph Conrad

Author: Andrew Michael Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317891406

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 1924

Joseph Conrad is a key figure in modernist fiction, whose innovative work engages with many of the crucial philosophical, moral and political concerns of the twentieth century. This collection of major critical readings of his work is arranged according to the issues which each critic addresses, issues which are of crucial importance, and in many cases remain controversial, within contemporary literary theory and criticism. Following an opening section on the critical tradition, indicating how the study of Conrad's work has been politicised since the 1970s, there are sections on 'Narrative, Textuality and Interpretation', 'Imperialism', 'Gender and Sexuality', 'Class and Ideology', and 'Modernity'. Within each section two or three critical excerpts offer contrasting and complementary accounts of the fiction, while the headnotes to each piece and the introduction place these excerpts within the wider critical debate, clarifying for the reader both the theoretical issues and the interpretation of Conrad's fiction. A glossary of terms and a bibliography categorised by critical approach complete a volume which will provide an invaluable resource for students of Conrad and twentieth-century literature as well as other readers of Conrad's work.

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521323871

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

View: 2003

This is the third of the projected eight-volume edition comprising all the surviving letters of Joseph Conrad under the general editorship of Professor Frederick R. Karl. When completed, it will have assembled about 4,000 letters, over a third of them published before only in defective versions. As with previous volumes in the series, this volume contains an editorial introduction, illustrations, and extensive annotation. The period covered by the third volume is 1903 to 1907 when Conrad stood at the height of his powers. It was during these years that he completed Nostromo and The Secret Agent. Yet this was not a happy time for him: his plans for leisurely, contemplative work were constantly interrupted by dangerous illnesses in the family, his own bad health, financial worries, and the pleas of editors desperate for copy. Conrad maintained his correspondence with old friends such as Galsworthy, Wells, and Ford Madox Ford, and developed a number of new friendships. This is also the period in which Conrad became absorbed in political fiction, and this is reflected in an intriguing sequence of America, and censorship. As always, the letters to his literary agent J. B. Pinker provide a detailed (and largely unpublished) account of Conrad's plans and literary commitments, week by week, month by month.

Conrad in the Twenty-first Century

Contemporary Approaches and Perspectives

Author: Carola M. Kaplan,Peter Lancelot Mallios,Andrea White

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415971645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 326

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The Longest Journey

Southeast Asians and the Pilgrimage to Mecca

Author: Eric Tagliacozzo

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199989710

Category: History

Page: 336

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The pilgrimage to Mecca, or Hajj, has been a yearly phenomenon of great importance in Muslim lands for well over one thousand years. Each year, millions of pilgrims from throughout the Dar al-Islam, or Islamic world, stretching from Morocco east to Indonesia, make the trip to Mecca as one of the five pillars of their faith. By the end of the nineteenth century, and the beginning of the twentieth, fully half of all pilgrims making the journey in any given year could come from Southeast Asia. The Longest Journey, spanning eleven modern nation-states and seven centuries, is the first book to offer a history of the Hajj from one of Islam's largest and most important regions.

Joseph Conrad and Charles Darwin

the influence of scientific thought on Conrad's fiction

Author: Redmond O'Hanlon

Publisher: Salamander Press, Inc.


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 188

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Die Freibeuter

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Edward Said

Criticism and Society

Author: Abdirahman A. Hussein

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859843901

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 339

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The only intellectual biography of the groundbreaking author of Orientalism, published on the first anniversary of Said's death.

Edward Said's Rhetoric of the Secular

Author: Mathieu E. Courville

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441115951

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Edward Said's Rhetoric of the Secular provides an important new reading of Edward W. Said's work, emphasizing not only the distinction but also the fuzzy borders between representations of ‘the religious' and ‘the secular' found within and throughout his oeuvre and at the core of some of his most customary rhetorical strategies. Mathieu Courville begins by examining Said's own reflections on his life, before moving on to key debates about Said's work within Religious Studies and Middle Eastern Studies, and his relationship to French critical theorists. Through close attention to Said's use of the literal and the figurative when dealing with religious, national and cultural matters, Courville discerns a pattern that illuminates what Said means by secular. Said's work shows that the secular is not the utter opposite of religion in the modern globalized world, but may exist in a productive tension with it.

Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics: S-Z

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313335686

Category: Politics and literature

Page: 935

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More than 500 alphabetically arranged entries by more than 200 expert contributors overview the complex relationship between literature and politics.

Joseph Conrad

Author: Peter Nicolaisen

Publisher: N.A


Category: Authors, English

Page: 156

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Postcolonialism: Canonicity and Culture

Essays in memory of Edward W. Said

Author: Jaydeep Chakrabarty

Publisher: Booktango

ISBN: 1468953443

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1

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The book contains essays on postcolonial themes, issues and authors. It illustrates Edward Said's technique of contrapuntal reading by taking core English literature as well as some Indian texts.

Rule of Darkness

British Literature and Imperialism, 1830-1914

Author: Patrick Brantlinger

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801467020

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 336

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A major contribution to the cultural and literary history of the Victorian age, Rule of Darkness maps the complex relationship between Victorian literary forms, genres, and theories and imperialist, racist ideology. Critics and cultural historians have usually regarded the Empire as being of marginal importance to early and mid-Victorian writers. Patrick Brantlinger asserts that the Empire was central to British culture as a source of ideological and artistic energy, both supported by and lending support to widespread belief in racial superiority, the need to transform "savagery" into "civilization," and the urgency of promoting emigration. Rule of Darkness brings together material from public records, memoirs, popular culture, and canonical literature. Brantlinger explores the influence of the novels of Captain Frederick Marryat, pioneer of British adolescent adventure fiction, and shows the importance of William Makepeace Thackeray's experience of India to his novels. He treats a number of Victorian best sellers previously ignored by literary historians, including the Anglo-Indian writer Philip Meadows Taylor's Confessions of a Thug and Seeta. Brantlinger situates explorers' narratives and travelogues by such famous author-adventurers as David Livingstone and Sir Richard Burton in relation to other forms of Victorian and Edwardian prose. Through readings of works by Arthur Conan Doyle, Joseph Conrad, H. Rider Haggard, Rudyard Kipling, John Hobson, and many others, he considers representations of Africa, India, and other non-British parts of the world in both fiction and nonfiction. The most comprehensive study yet of literature and imperialism in the early and mid-Victorian years, Rule of Darkness offers, in addition, a revisionary interpretation of imperialism as a significant factor in later British cultural history, from the 1880s to World War I. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with Victorian culture and society and, more generally, with the relationship between Victorian writers and imperialism, 'and between racist ideology and patterns of domination in modern history.

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