By Terry Collits
Winner of the 2006 NSW Prize for Literary Scholarship.
The paintings of Joseph Conrad has been learn so disparately that it really is tempting to speak of many alternative Conrads. One lasting effect even if, is that his colonial novels, which list encounters among Europe and Europe’s ‘Other’, are hugely major for the sector of post-colonial studies.
Drawing on decades of analysis and a wealthy physique of feedback, Postcolonial Conrad not just provides clean readings of his novels of imperialism, but additionally maps and analyzes the interpretative culture they've got generated. Terry Collits first examines the reception of the author’s paintings when it comes to the background of rules, literary feedback, traditions of ‘Englishness’, Marxism and post-colonialism, earlier than re-reading Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Nostromo and Victory in higher intensity.
Collits’ incisive and wide-ranging quantity offers a far wanted reconsideration of greater than a century of feedback, discussing the numerous assorted views born of continually transferring contexts. most significantly although, the booklet encourages and equips us for twenty-first feedback, the place we needs to ask anew how we'd learn and comprehend those the most important and engaging novels.
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