Textbooks Joseph Conrad and the Swan Song of Romance Mobi Read Apps Download In the first critical study wholly devoted to Joseph Conrad’s use of techniques associated with the literary tradition of romance, Katherine Isobel Baxter argues that Conrad’s engagement with the genre invigorated his work throughout his career. Hand of ♚Dr Katherine Isobel Baxter♚ Exploring the ways in which Conrad borrows from, alludes to, and subverts the tropes of romance, Baxter suggests that Conrad’s ambivalent relationship with popular forms like the adventure novel is revealed in the way he uses romance conventions to disrupt narrative expectations and make visible ethical problems with Europe’s colonial project. Hand of ♚Dr Katherine Isobel Baxter♚ Baxter examines not only familiar novels like Lord Jim but also less-studied works such as Romance and The Rover, using Robert Miles’s model of the ‘philosophical romance’ to show that for Conrad, romance is also philosophically engaged with issues of ideology. Hand of ♚Dr Katherine Isobel Baxter♚ Her study enables a new appreciation of the ways in which Conrad continued to experiment, even in his later fiction, and of the ethical import of that aesthetic experimentation.
- Author≣Dr Katherine Isobel Baxter_Books
- Publisher≣Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
- ISBN 10≣1409475611
- ISBN 13≣9781409475613