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Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness: A Casebook (Casebooks in Criticism)

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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, feminist, and reader-response criticism. The volume concludes with an interview in which Conrad compares his adventures on the Congo with Mark Twain's experiences as a Mississippi pilot.

Synopsis:

Presents a range of the most important essays published on Conrad's most famous novel

About the Author

Gene M. Moore is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Amsterdam.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Gene M. Moore

1. An Outpost of Progress, Joseph Conrad

2. Victorians and Africans: The Genealogy of the Myth of the Dark Continent, Patrick Brantlinger

3. From The Crime of the Congo, Arthur Conan Doyle

4. Joseph Conrad's First Cruise in the Nellie, G.F.W. Hope

5. To the End of the Night, Zdzislaw Najder

6. The Typescript of "The Heart of Darkness", Marion Michael and Wilkes Berry

7. The Feast, by J*s*ph C*nr*d, Max Beerbohm

8. Conrad's Impressionism, Ian Watt

9. Narratological Parallels in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now, Linda Costanza Cahir

10. The Exclusion of the Intended from Secret Sharing in Conrad's Heart of Darkness, Nina Pelikan Straus

11. Heart of Darkness Revisited: The African Response, Rina Zhuwarara

12. Jungle Fever, David Denby

13. A Chat with Joseph Conrad, Cyril Clemens

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780195159967
Subtitle:
A Casebook
Editor:
Moore, Gene M.
Editor:
Moore, Gene M.
Author:
Moore, Gene M.
Author:
null, Gene M.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
In literature
Subject:
Literature/English | British Literature | 20th C
Subject:
Conrad, Joseph
Subject:
Psychological fiction, English
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series:
Casebooks in Criticism
Series Volume:
no. 1
Publication Date:
20040311
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 halftones and 1 map
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
8.14x5.54x.76 in. .71 lbs.

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