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Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography (Paperback)

Author: Said, Edward W.

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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.


Publisher Columbia Univ Pr
Mfg Part# 9780231140058
SKU 204875512
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0231140053
Release Date 12/15/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Minimum Age 22
Number of Pages 0219
Publisher Columbia University Press
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