Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography

Edward W. Said locates Joseph Conrad's fear of personal disintegration in his constant re-narration of the past.

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231140058

Category: Literary Collections

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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.

Joseph Conrad

Celebrated biographer, Jeffrey Meyers recounts the contradictory, tormented life of Joseph Conrad.

Author: Jeffrey Meyers

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 081541112X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 428

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Celebrated biographer, Jeffrey Meyers recounts the contradictory, tormented life of Joseph Conrad.

The Portable Conrad

Two significant posthumous assessments are those of John Dozier Gordon,
Joseph Conrad: The Making of a Novelist ... rewarding engagement with Conrad
began in 1966 with Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography (Cambridge
, ...

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440620792

Category: Fiction

Page: 752

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A collection of Conrad's most enduring work, edited by Pulitzer Prize finalist Michael Gorra A great novelist of the sea, a poet of the tropics, a critic of empire and analyst of globalization, a harbinger of the modern spy novel, an unparalleled observer of the moments in which people are stripped of their illusions-Joseph Conrad is one of the greatest writers of the twentieth century. This revised edition of The Portable Conrad features the best known and most enduring of Conrad's works, including The Secret Agent, Heart of Darkness, and The Nigger of the "Narcissus," as well as shorter tales like "Amy Forster" and "The Secret Sharer," a selection of letters, and his observations on the sinking of the Titanic. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Secret Agent

Bradbrook, Muriel, Joseph Conrad: Poland 's English Genius (Cambridge:
Cambridge University Press, 1941). Daleski, Hillel M., Joseph ... Said, Edward,
Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography (Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard
University ...

Author: Joseph Conrad

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191501050

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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'An impenetrable mystery seems destined to hang for ever over this act of madness or despair.' Mr Verloc, the secret agent, keeps a shop in London's Soho where he lives with his wife Winnie, her infirm mother, and her idiot brother, Stevie. When Verloc is reluctantly involved in an anarchist plot to blow up the Greenwich Observatory things go disastrously wrong, and what appears to be 'A Simple Tale' proves to involve politicians, policemen, foreign diplomats and London's fashionable society in the darkest and most surprising interrelations. Based on the text which Conrad's first English readers enjoyed, this new edition includes a critical introduction which describes Conrad's great London novel as the realization of a 'monstrous town', a place of idiocy, madness, criminality, and butchery. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad , “ The Return , ” p . 186 . 48 . Ibid . , p . 187 . 49 . Ibid . , p . 189 .
50 . Ibid . , p . 191 . 51 . Ibid . 52 . Edward W . Said , Joseph Conrad and the
Fiction of Autobiography ( Cambridge , Mass . , Harvard University Press , 1966 )
, p .

Author: Ram Jiwan Das




Page: 132

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Edward Said

Said's preoccupation with Conrad's life and writing career has endured over the
decades. ... be the only writer — literary or otherwise – to whom Said has devoted
an entire monograph, namely, Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography.

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.

Conrad in the Twenty first Century

This is a provocative testament to an author who has clearly captured your
imagination from your first book , Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of
Autobiography , through crucial chapters in Beginnings and The World , the Text ,
and the Critic , up ...

Author: Carola M. Kaplan

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415971645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 326

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This is a collection of original essays by leading Conrad scholars that rereads Conrad in light of his representations of post-colonialism, of empire, imperialism, and of modernism.

Conrad s Politics Community and Anarchy in the Fiction of Joseph Conrad

RETINGER , JOSEPH H . Conrad and His Contemporaries : Souvenirs . London ,
1941 . SAID , EDWARD W . Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography .
Cambridge , Mass . , 1966 . SHERRY , NORMAN . Conrad ' s Eastern World .

Author: Avrom Fleishman

Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins Press


Category: Anarchism in literature

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A full accounting of Conrad's political views makes it difficult to categorize him in any of the readily available rubrics, and the political implications of his faction are sufficiently subtle to leave any interpretation of them as doctrinal statements adrift in the wake of his art. The present study maintains that the novels must be read as dramatic expressions of a complex political imagination, and are therefore not reducible to political ideology. It attempts to show, moreover, that Conrad was open to the prevailing political ideas of his time, whose which it inherited from a century-old debate on the bases of social philosophy, and that the fiction which derived from his speculations was more complicated than received opinion would have it--indeed, was much the better art because of its rich intellectual tradition.

Critical Pasts

His first book, Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography, while
maintaining a belief in the importance of the work of literature as an artwork in its
own right, contrasts Conrad's own experiences with those of this novel: it focuses,

Author: Philip Smallwood

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838755952

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

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This volume assembles new thinking on the theory, practice, and cultural value of the history of literary criticism. Focusing on a theme that has attracted relatively little developed theoretical commentary hitherto, the authors of these essays draw on specialist areas of critical history - and different kinds of problems - to illustrate the paradoxes that attend any attempt to write the history of critical writing. dimension of restoration criticism, the relations between poetry and criticism, and a test case in eighteenth-century criticism's reception aesthetics. Other essays consider relations between eighteenth-century critical and literary history, between romanticism and New Historicism, and the various ways in which present and past criticism is interrelated. In an introduction to the volume, the editor calls for a clearer confrontation with the representational issues of critical history by those who write about the critical past.

Edward Said s Rhetoric of the Secular

Edward W. Said: A Selective Bibliography Selections by year of publication “The
Letters and Short Fiction ofJoseph Conrad” (Dissertation, Harvard University,
1964). joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography (Cambridge, MA: Harvard

Author: Mathieu Courville

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826437559

Category: Religion

Page: 246

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Contends that Said's interpretation of the secular is not the utter opposite of religion in the modern globalized world.

Iterative Imagery in the Fiction of Joseph Conrad

Conrad and the Terms of Modern Criticism , " Hudson Review , VIT ( 1954 ) , 419-
26 . ed . Conrad : A Collection of Critical Essays . ... Said , Edward W. Joseph
Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography . Cambridge , Mass .: Harvard
University ...

Author: Ruth Ethel McConnell




Page: 802

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Joseph Conrad s Heart of Darkness

Conrad has played an important role in Edward Said's development. Said's
doctoral study of Conrad's lettersin relation tohisfiction at Harvard became his first
published book, Joseph of (1966).60 The Conrad and the Fiction Autobiography

Author: D.C.R.A. Goonetilleke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134246714

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Joseph Conrad’s novella, Heart of Darkness, has fascinated critics and readers alike, engaging them in highly controversial debate as it deals with fundamental issues of good and evil, civilisation, race, love and heroism. This classic tale transcends the boundaries of time and place and has inspired famous film and television adaptations emphasising the cultural significance and continued relevance of the book. This guide to Conrad’s captivating novel offers: an accessible introduction to the text and contexts of Heart of Darkness a critical history, surveying the many interpretations of the text from publication to the present a selection of new essays and reprinted critical essays on Heart of Darkness, by Ian Watt, Linda Dryden, Ruth Nadelhaft, J. Hillis Miller and Peter Brooks, providing a range of perspectives on the novel and extending the coverage of key critical approaches identified in the survey section cross-references between sections of the guide, in order to suggest links between texts, contexts and criticism suggestions for further reading. Part of the Routledge Guides to Literature series, this volume is essential reading for all those beginning detailed study of Heart of Darkness and seeking not only a guide to the novel, but a way through the wealth of contextual and critical material that surrounds Conrad's text.

Encyclopedia of Literature and Politics S Z

Said made seminal contributions in the field of literary studies, beginning with his
1964 Harvard University dissertation on Joseph Conrad (published in 1966 as
Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography) and extending through his ...

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.

Reflections on Exile and Other Essays

Between Worlds In the first book I wrote, Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of
Autobiography, published more than thirty years ago, and then in an essay called
"Reflections on Exile" that appeared in 1984, I used Conrad as an example of ...

Author: Edward W. Said

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674003026

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 617

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With their powerful blend of political and aesthetic concerns, Edward W. Said's writings have transformed the field of literary studies. This long-awaited collection of literary and cultural essays offers evidence of how much the fully engaged critical mind can contribute to the reservoir of value, thought, and action essential to our lives and culture.

Archives of Authority

Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography. Cambridge, MA: Harvard
University Press, 1966. . Musical Elaborations. New York: Columbia University
Press, 1991. —. On Late Style. London: Bloomsbury, 2006. — Orientalism. New
York: ...

Author: Andrew N. Rubin

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400842174

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Combining literary, cultural, and political history, and based on extensive archival research, including previously unseen FBI and CIA documents, Archives of Authority argues that cultural politics--specifically America's often covert patronage of the arts--played a highly important role in the transfer of imperial authority from Britain to the United States during a critical period after World War II. Andrew Rubin argues that this transfer reshaped the postwar literary space and he shows how, during this time, new and efficient modes of cultural transmission, replication, and travel--such as radio and rapidly and globally circulated journals--completely transformed the position occupied by the postwar writer and the role of world literature. Rubin demonstrates that the nearly instantaneous translation of texts by George Orwell, Thomas Mann, W. H. Auden, Richard Wright, Mary McCarthy, and Albert Camus, among others, into interrelated journals that were sponsored by organizations such as the CIA's Congress for Cultural Freedom and circulated around the world effectively reshaped writers, critics, and intellectuals into easily recognizable, transnational figures. Their work formed a new canon of world literature that was celebrated in the United States and supposedly represented the best of contemporary thought, while less politically attractive authors were ignored or even demonized. This championing and demonizing of writers occurred in the name of anti-Communism--the new, transatlantic "civilizing mission" through which postwar cultural and literary authority emerged.

Joseph Conrad

Outcast is clouded by the misjudgments of a writer trying too hard to repeat a
success ; its verbosity obscures Conrad ' s ... 161ff . and , more generally ,
Edward W . Said , Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography ( Cambridge ,
Mass .

Author: John E. Saveson



Category: Didactic fiction, English

Page: 195

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Postcolonialism Canonicity and Culture

This paper seeks toexplore therelation between theauthor and the textas
visualizedby Said, especially in Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography
(1966) and The World, the Text and the Critic (1983). Edward Said's writings
often ...

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.

Joseph Conrad a Chronicle

T. P.'s and Cassell's Weekly , 23 August 1924 Putnam , George P. “ Conrad in
Cracow . " Outlook ... Joseph Conrad and Warrington Dawson : The Record of a
Friendship . ... Said , Edward W. Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography

Author: Zdzisław Najder

Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 647

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A detailed biography of the Polish-born novelist discusses his childhood, merchant marine career, and work as a writer

Joseph Conrad

Joseph CONRAD, continued 287-88, 338, 348, Hueffer, 136-38, the Jew, 353,
Samuel Johnson, 97, Mungo Park, 84-85, 95; ... 130, 135-36 JOSEPH Conrad,
continued writings, sources of his fiction: autobiographical experience, 387

Author: Bernard Constant Meyer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400870313

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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Joseph Conrad once voiced the hope that from the reading of his pages might "emerge at last the vision of a personality: the man behind the books ... a coherent justifiable personality both in its origin and its actions." Dr. Meyer arrives at a unified picture of Conrad's personality by applying psychoanalytic principles and insights to two main sets of data on Conrad: his unusual history and his creative work. Basic psychological and emotional patterns appear repetitively, and Dr. Meyer concludes that Conrad's art served an important psychological function in his life—the achievement through his creative fiction of a corrective revision of painful reality. Originally published in 1967. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Thorns Arabesques Contexts for Conrad s Fiction

Paul L . Wiley , Conrad ' s Measure of Man ( Madison : Univ . of Wisconsin Press ,
1954 ) ; J . Hillis Miller , Poets of Reality ( Cambridge , Mass . : Harvard Univ .
Press , 1965 ) ; Edward W . Said , Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of
Autobiography ...

Author: William Wesley Bonney

Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press


Category: Adventure stories, English

Page: 244

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