The New Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The New Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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Edited by J. H. Stape
Cambridge University Press, 11/27/2014
EAN 9781107035300, ISBN10: 1107035309

Hardcover, 236 pages, 23.1 x 15 x 2 cm
Language: English

Joseph Conrad's centrality to modern literature is well established. The New Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad provides essential guidance to varied developments in the field of Conrad studies since the publication of The Cambridge Companion to Joseph Conrad (1996). The volume's thirteen chapters offer diverse perspectives on emergent areas of interest, including canon formation, postcolonialism, gender, critical reception and adaptation. Likewise, chapters on Conrad's autobiographical writings, Heart of Darkness and 'The Secret Sharer', consider recent trends in both literary and cultural studies. A chronology and an updated guide to further reading serve to provide essential orientation to a large and complex field. This volume is the ideal starting point for students new to Conrad's work as well as for scholars wishing to keep abreast of current issues.

1. Making the Conrad canon Andrew Purssell
2. Reading Heart of Darkness Allan H. Simmons
3. The political novels Richard Niland
4. Approaching Conrad through theory
'The Secret Sharer' Douglas Kerr
5. Letters and autobiographical writings Andrew Glazzard
6. Serialization Stephen Donovan
7. Texts J. H. Stape
8. Conrad's style Michael Greaney
9. Reception revisited Peter Mallios
10. Conrad and gender Debra Romanick Baldwin
11. Postcolonial Conrad Andrew Francis
12. Conrad and contemporary writings David Miller
13. Conrad adapted Richard J. Hand.