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Joseph Conrad : voice, sequence, history, genre / edited by Jakob Lothe, Jeremy Hawthorn, and James Phelan.

Contributor(s): Lothe, Jakob | Hawthorn, Jeremy | Phelan, James, 1951-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Theory and interpretation of narrative series: Publisher: Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c2008Description: xii, 281 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780814210765 (alk. paper); 0814210767 (alk. paper); 9780814251652 (pbk. : alk. paper); 081425165X (pbk. : alk. paper); 9780814291542 (cd-rom); 0814291546 (cd-rom).Subject(s): Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924 -- Criticism and interpretationDDC classification: 823/.912
Contents:
The personal voice in Conrad's fiction / Zdzisław Najder -- "I affirm nothing" : Lord Jim and the uses of textual recalcitrance / James Phelan -- "To make you see" : narration and focalization in Under western eyes / Gail Fincham -- Life sentences : linearity and its discontents in Joseph Conrad's An outcast of the islands / Jeremy Hawthorn -- "She walked with measured steps" : physical and narrative movement in Heart of darkness / Susan Jones -- Motion that stands still : the Conradian flash of insight / Josiane Paccaud-Huguet -- The nigger of the "Narcissus" : history, narrative, and nationalism / Allan H. Simmons -- "Material interests" : Conrad's Nostromo as a critique of global capitalism / J. Hillis Miller -- Nostromo and the writing of history / Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan -- Time, history, narrative in Nostromo / Christophe Robin -- Narrating identity in A personal record / J.H. Stape -- Conrad's Lord Jim : narrative and genre / Jakob Lothe.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

The personal voice in Conrad's fiction / Zdzisław Najder -- "I affirm nothing" : Lord Jim and the uses of textual recalcitrance / James Phelan -- "To make you see" : narration and focalization in Under western eyes / Gail Fincham -- Life sentences : linearity and its discontents in Joseph Conrad's An outcast of the islands / Jeremy Hawthorn -- "She walked with measured steps" : physical and narrative movement in Heart of darkness / Susan Jones -- Motion that stands still : the Conradian flash of insight / Josiane Paccaud-Huguet -- The nigger of the "Narcissus" : history, narrative, and nationalism / Allan H. Simmons -- "Material interests" : Conrad's Nostromo as a critique of global capitalism / J. Hillis Miller -- Nostromo and the writing of history / Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan -- Time, history, narrative in Nostromo / Christophe Robin -- Narrating identity in A personal record / J.H. Stape -- Conrad's Lord Jim : narrative and genre / Jakob Lothe.

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CHOICE Review

This is one of the best collections on Conrad's writing to come along in some time. Lothe (Univ. of Oslo, Norway), Hawthorn (Univ. of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway), and Phelan (The Ohio State Univ.) have done an admirable job of gathering a number of particularly valuable commentaries on Conrad's narrative technique, a topic that seems inexhaustible despite the body of critical writings on it. As the title suggests, these essays fall into the categories of voice (Conrad's voice, particularly in relationship to the reader), sequence (the narrative sequencing of events), history (the novel and its relation to history and history making), and genre (Conrad's blurring and furthering of genre). The contributors approach a varied collection of Conrad's works from equally varied critical perspectives that illuminate and deepen understanding of Conrad's narrative methodology. In addition, the editors include a particularly useful introduction that not only overviews the essays in the collection but also clearly summarizes important prior commentary on Conrad's narrative techniques. This volume is a necessity for anyone interested in Conrad, particularly his use of narrative. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Lower-division undergraduates through faculty. J. G. Peters University of North Texas

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Jakob Lothe is professor of English literature in the department of literature, area studies and European languages, University of Oslo. Jeremy Hawthorn is professor of modern British literature, department of modern foreign languages at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. James Phelan is Humanities Distinguished Professor in English at The Ohio State University.

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