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

Paul Wake

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719074905
eISBN:
9781781701256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719074905.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book provides a rigorous investigation of one of the more intriguing characters in English literature, looking at how the character is constructed and is then read against the main literary ... More


Waterways of the Earth

Stephen Clingman

in The Grammar of Identity: Transnational Fiction and the Nature of the Boundary

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199278497
eISBN:
9780191706981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199278497.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Perhaps the reason Conrad's Heart of Darkness remains provocative for us is because we are still contained within its horizon. The chapter unlocks this question by considering Conrad in relation to ... More


The Heartbeat of Darkness: Listening in(to) the Twentieth Century

Michael Macovski

in Dialogue and Literature: Apostrophe, Auditors, and the Collapse of Romantic Discourse

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195069655
eISBN:
9780199855186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195069655.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century Literature and Romanticism

This chapter discusses the decline in the popularity of dialogue as the main method of exposition in the nineteenth century. This is illustrated in Conrad's literary pieces and in the difficulty of ... More


The English Nuns and the Dissolution

Kathleen Cooke

in The Cloister and the World: Essays in Medieval History in Honour of Barbara Harvey

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198204404
eISBN:
9780191676246
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204404.003.0013
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter looks at the experience of English nuns during the dissolution of the monasteries in England during the 16th centuries. It focuses on the case of Margaret Vernon the prioress of Little ... More


Marlow: ‘Youth’ and the oral tradition

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/9780719074905.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter draws on Genette's narrative theory in order to locate Marlow in the dual position of narrator and character through close readings of ‘Youth’ and Heart of Darkness, investigating the ... More


Chance and the truth of literature

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/9780719074905.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter focuses on the last Marlow novel, Chance. Through a consideration of the implications of a narratology that has its basis in the double negation of literary language, it argues that ... 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


Epilogue: the sense of an ending

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/9780719074905.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter returns to the questions with which it began, asking once again, ‘who is Marlow?’ in order to offer a final consideration of his function within Conrad's texts. Figuring Marlow in terms ... More


“Show[ing] Himself as a Man”: Constructions of Manhood in Conrad's Imperial Theater

Thomas Strychacz

in Dangerous Masculinities: Conrad, Hemingway, and Lawrence

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813031613
eISBN:
9780813038926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813031613.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter discusses the relevance of a negotiation to long-standing critical debates about Conrad's relationship to European imperialism. Conrad's work tends to focus on isolated male characters. ... More


“To Make You See”? Marlow and the Anti-Ocular Turn: Lord Jim

Yael Levin

in Joseph Conrad: Slow Modernism

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198864370
eISBN:
9780191896538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198864370.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

The chapter utilizes sight as a gauge with which to trace the transition from a philosophy of Being to a philosophy of Becoming. The cultural expressions of the anti-ocular turn observed in the ... More


Sound Effects: Doctor Faustus

Katherine Steele Brokaw

in Staging Harmony: Music and Religious Change in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Drama

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703140
eISBN:
9781501705915
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703140.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus exposes music, magic, and religion as culturally interdependent and all reliant on the human-produced theatricality of sound to give them ... More


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