A Political Genealogy of Joseph Conrad
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Drawing on the work of Michel Foucault and Jean-Francois Lyotard, especially on the latter’s critique of what he called “the grand narrative,” A Political Genealogy of Joseph Conrad shows how Conrad’s politics were always radically contingent on audience, contemporary events, and, especially, genre. While the political perspective in each of his stories and novels may be more-or-less coherent and consistent, there is no consistency throughout his work. A Political Genealogy of Joseph Conrad is the first book devoted exclusively to Conrad’s politics since the 1960s.
Joseph Conrad, politics
Literature in English, British Isles | Political Science
Ruppel, Richard. A Political Genealogy of Joseph Conrad. Lexington Press, 2015.