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The Passage of Literature: Genealogies of Modernism in Conrad, Rhys, and Pramoedya

Christopher GoGwilt

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751624
eISBN:
9780199866199
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751624.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book reevaluates twentieth-century literature and culture by studying the interrelations between English, Creole, and Indonesian formations of literary modernism. Each modernist formation is ... More


Joseph Conrad and the Anthropological Dilemma: ‘Bewildered Traveller’

John W. Griffith

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183006
eISBN:
9780191673931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183006.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This book is a detailed analysis of Conrad’s early fiction, which as a response to his travels in so-called primitive cultures: Malaysia, Borneo, and the Congo. As a sensitive observer of other ... More


The Repetitive Formation of English Modernism: Jean Rhys, Ford Madox Ford, and the Memory of Joseph Conrad

Christopher GoGwilt

in The Passage of Literature: Genealogies of Modernism in Conrad, Rhys, and Pramoedya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751624
eISBN:
9780199866199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751624.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 3 studies the formation of English modernism around the founding of Ford Madox Ford's two reviews, The English Review in 1908 and the transatlantic review in 1924, tracing the relation ... More


Literary Impressionism and Impressionist Autobiographies: Henry James, Joseph Conrad, and Ford Madox Ford

Max Saunders

in Self Impression: Life-Writing, Autobiografiction, and the Forms of Modern Literature

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199579761
eISBN:
9780191722882
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199579761.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This shorter chapter is really a coda to the first half of the book, arguing that an alternative contemporary response to the disturbance in life‐writing is represented by the impressionist ... More


The Linguistic-Literary Coordinates of English, Creole, and Indonesian Modernism

Christopher GoGwilt

in The Passage of Literature: Genealogies of Modernism in Conrad, Rhys, and Pramoedya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751624
eISBN:
9780199866199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751624.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 1 defines the sense of modernism used in the book and outlines the linguistic-literary coordinates of English, Creole, and Indonesian modernisms. It frames the study to come in terms of the ... More


Opera, Modernism, and Modernity: Reading Counterpoint in Joseph Conrad's Malay Trilogy and Pramoedya's Buru Tetralogy

Christopher GoGwilt

in The Passage of Literature: Genealogies of Modernism in Conrad, Rhys, and Pramoedya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751624
eISBN:
9780199866199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751624.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Chapter 2 offers a comparative study of the Malay trilogy of novels (Almayer's Folly, An Outcast of the Islands, and The Rescue) with which Conrad began his career and the Buru tetralogy of novels ... More


Preamble

Susan Jones

in Conrad and Women

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198184485
eISBN:
9780191674273
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184485.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Joseph Conrad is widely recognised as a writer of sea stories with predominantly masculine themes. This book argues that despite this established reputation, Conrad did not neglect women's themes in ... More


The Solidarity of the Craft and the Fellowship of Illusion: Lord Jim

Michiel Heyns

in Expulsion and the Nineteenth-Century Novel: The Scapegoat in English Realist Fiction

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182702
eISBN:
9780191673870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182702.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

To Joseph Conrad, the great moral imperatives are those which are conceived to sustain a solidarity maintained only fitfully, or which, the nightmare runs, may be only illusory. In his own ... More


Transcultural Identification: The Anthropological Dilemma in Heart of Darkness and Victorian Anthropology

John W. Griffith

in Joseph Conrad and the Anthropological Dilemma: ‘Bewildered Traveller’

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183006
eISBN:
9780191673931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183006.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter contextualizes Conrad’s Heart of Darkness in relation to both Victorian and contemporary anthropology and travel writing. Critics have argued that Conrad understood little of the Congo ... More


Jean Rhys's Francophone English and the Creole “Impasse” of Modernity

Christopher GoGwilt

in The Passage of Literature: Genealogies of Modernism in Conrad, Rhys, and Pramoedya

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199751624
eISBN:
9780199866199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199751624.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Framed by a comparative study of Rhys's Good Morning, Midnight and Conrad's The Shadow-Line, Chapter 4 examines the problem of interior space that links Rhys's urban topography, Conrad's sea ... More


Joseph Conrad’s blindness

Andrew Bennett

in Ignorance: Literature and Agnoiology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074875
eISBN:
9781781702420
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074875.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers the problem of literary ignorance using the perspective of the nature of narrative form. It studies the narrative form of Joseph Conrad's short stories, and suggests that a ... More


Introduction

Jakob Lothe

in Conrad's Narrative Method

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198122555
eISBN:
9780191671463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198122555.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This book investigates the narrative method in the fiction of Joseph Conrad. Its primary focus is on this method's devices, functions, variations, and thematic effects or implications. Narrative ... More


Space, Conrad, and Modernity

Con Coroneos

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198187363
eISBN:
9780191674716
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198187363.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

Recent literary and cultural criticism has taken a spatial turn. This book locates this development within the opposition between a space of things and a space of words, tracing various aspects of ... More


Fragmenting Modernism

Sara Haslam

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060557
eISBN:
9781781700099
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060557.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book is about Ford Madox Ford, a hero of the modernist literary revolution. Ford is a fascinating and fundamental figure of the time; not only because, as a friend and critic of Ezra Pound and ... More


‘Going Native’, Coming Home: ‘Decivilization’ in Heart of Darkness and Conrad’s Malaysian Novels

John W. Griffith

in Joseph Conrad and the Anthropological Dilemma: ‘Bewildered Traveller’

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183006
eISBN:
9780191673931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183006.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter attempts to contextualize the numerous examples of characters in Conrad’s works who ‘go native’ when faced with a primitive culture; the opposite trend of natives who revert to their ... More


Conrad’s Truancy

JOHN BATCHELOR

in The Art of Literary Biography

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198182894
eISBN:
9780191673917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198182894.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Joseph Conrad shot himself through the chest in Marseilles; later he represented this injury as the result of a duel and his earlier biographers took him at his word and reiterated the duel story. He ... More


‘Pioneers of Trade and Progress’: Conrad’s Civilization and its Discontents

John W. Griffith

in Joseph Conrad and the Anthropological Dilemma: ‘Bewildered Traveller’

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183006
eISBN:
9780191673931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183006.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter explores the genesis of the idea of degeneracy as applied to African culture. It considers the implications of terms such as civilization, culture, and progress in the context of ... More


Tribes and Detribalization: Gemeinschaft and Gesellschaft

John W. Griffith

in Joseph Conrad and the Anthropological Dilemma: ‘Bewildered Traveller’

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198183006
eISBN:
9780191673931
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198183006.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism, European Literature

This chapter explores concepts of tribe and detribalization. In the 19th century, the word ‘community’ in its German form — Gemeinschaft — began to take a peculiar anthropological meaning. This term ... More


Conrad’s Colonial (Non)Community: Nostromo

J. Hillis Miller

in Communities in Fiction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823263103
eISBN:
9780823266579
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823263103.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Conrad’s Nostromo is his largest, most complex novel. It has the widest cast of characters, all presented in detail. Its origins are complex and contradictory. Nostromo came partly from Conrad’s own ... More


Introduction: Marlow, realism, hermeneutics

Paul Wake

in Conrad's Marlow: Narrative and Death in 'Youth', Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim and Chance

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074905
eISBN:
9781781701256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074905.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter begins by contextualising the Charlie Marlow texts, considering them in terms of their original publication in Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine and explores them in relation to Victorian ... More


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