Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Conrad and Empire (Hardback)
  • Conrad and Empire (Hardback)
zoom

Conrad and Empire (Hardback)

(author)
£53.95
Hardback 232 Pages / Published: 31/05/2004
  • Publisher out of stock

Currently unavailable to order

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
In Conrad and Empire, Stephen Ross challenges the orthodoxy of the last thirty years of Conrad criticism by arguing that to focus on issues of race and imperialism in Conrad's work is to miss the larger and more important engagement with developing globalization undertaken there. Drawing on the conceptual model provided by Arjun Appadurai and by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri, Ross maintains that Conrad's major novels confront an emergent new world order that replaces nation-state-based models of geopolitics with the global rule of capitalism, and shows how Conrad supplements this conceptualization by tracing the concrete effects of such a change on the psyches of individual subjects. Borrowing from Slavoj Zizek and Jacques Lacan, Ross contends that Conrad's major novels present us with an astute vision of a truly global world order. Devoting a chapter to each novel, the author analyzes Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Nostromo, and The Secret Agent to expose their social vision, their concern with individual experience, and their philosophical synthesis of the two. After showing how Conrad sets the stage, Ross considers selected characters' personal histories and the family romances.

Publisher: University of Missouri Press
ISBN: 9780826215185
Number of pages: 232
Weight: 522 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm

You may also be interested in...

A Child's Christmas in Wales
Added to basket
Under the Greenwood Tree
Added to basket
A Rose For Winter
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Flatland
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Nicholas Nickleby
Added to basket
Dream Story
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket
How to Live
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
How Fiction Works
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Moveable Feast
Added to basket
£7.99   £6.49
Paperback
Behind the Mask
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
On Writing
Added to basket
£10.99   £8.99
Paperback
Orwell
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.