By J. H. Stape
The Cambridge better half to Joseph Conrad deals a wide-ranging advent to the fiction of Joseph Conrad, essentially the most influential novelists of the 20th century. major Conrad students supply an account of Conrad's lifestyles, offer exact readings of his significant works, and speak about his narrative thoughts, his complicated courting with cultural advancements of his time, his impact on later writers and artists, and up to date advancements in Conrad feedback. the quantity, that's geared toward scholars and the final reader, additionally encompasses a chronology and consultant to additional analyzing.
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Letter to J. B. Pinker, 6 April 1913, Berg Collection, New York Public Library. Letter to John Quinn, 19 May 1916, Manuscripts Division, New York Public Library. WORKS CITED Allen, Jerry. The Sea Years of Joseph Conrad. Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1965; London: Methuen, 1967 Baines, Jocelyn. Joseph Conrad: A Critical Biography. London: Weidenfeld &; Nicolson: New York: McGraw-Hill, 1960. Reprinted Penguin Books, 1971 Berman, Jeffrey. 'Introduction to Conrad and the Russians'. 1 (1980), 3-12 Busza, Andrzej.
In other words, from a whole range of seemingly negative obstacles Conrad generated, however painfully, a productive and energizing momentum. The major fruits of the years from 1898-1902 - what Conrad would come to call his 'Blackwood's' period - represent another important stage in his struggle to negotiate with his English cultural identity and audience. These years are linked with the emergence of his famous narrator Marlow, who would determine the experimental nature of his three turn-of-thecentury works, 'Youth', 'Heart of Darkness', and Lord Jim.
The year 1902 began with Conrad's feeling an enormous expansion of literary power: 'I am modern, and I would rather recall Wagner the Cambridge Companions Online © Cambridge University Press, 2006 OWEN KNOWLES musician and Rodin the Sculptor who both had to starve a little in their day . . They too have arrived. They had to suffer for being "new". And I too hope to find my place in the rear of my betters. But still - my place' (Letters, II, p. 418). The novels to follow, Nostromo, The Secret Agent, and Under Western Eyes, all have an air of dangerous audacity in their subjects and experimental techniques.
The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad (Cambridge Companions to Literature) by J. H. Stape