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The Resource Conrad, language, and narrative, Michael Greaney

Conrad, language, and narrative, Michael Greaney

Label
Conrad, language, and narrative
Title
Conrad, language, and narrative
Statement of responsibility
Michael Greaney
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "In this re-evaluation of the writings of Joseph Conrad, Michael Greaney places language and narrative at the heart of his literary achievement. A trilingual Polish expatriate, Conrad brought a formidable linguistic self-consciousness to the English novel; tensions between speech and writing are the defining obsessions of his career. He sought very early on to develop a 'writing of the voice' based on oral or communal modes of storytelling. Greaney argues that the 'yarns' of his nautical raconteur Marlow are the most challenging expression of this voice-centred aesthetic. But Conrad's suspicion that words are fundamentally untrustworthy is present in everything he wrote
  • The political novels of his middle period represent a breakthrough from traditional storytelling into the writerly aesthetic of high modernism. Greaney offers an examination of a wide range of Conrad's work which combines recent critical approaches to language in post-structuralism with an impressive command of linguistic theory."--Jacket
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Greaney, Michael
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Fiction
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
Label
Conrad, language, and narrative, Michael Greaney
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-192) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. I. Speech Communities. 1. 'The realm of living speech': Conrad and oral community. 2. 'Murder by language': 'Falk' and Victory. 3. 'Drawing-room voices': language and space in The Arrow of Gold -- pt. II. Marlow. 4. Modernist storytelling: 'Youth' and 'Heart of Darkness'. 5. The scandals of Lord Jim. 6. The gender of Chance -- pt. III. Political Communities. 7. Nostromo and anecdotal history. 8. Linguistic dystopia: The Secret Agent. 9. 'Gossip tales, suspicions': language and paranoia in Under Western Eyes
Control code
ocm52472776
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511044489
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52472776
Label
Conrad, language, and narrative, Michael Greaney
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-192) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
pt. I. Speech Communities. 1. 'The realm of living speech': Conrad and oral community. 2. 'Murder by language': 'Falk' and Victory. 3. 'Drawing-room voices': language and space in The Arrow of Gold -- pt. II. Marlow. 4. Modernist storytelling: 'Youth' and 'Heart of Darkness'. 5. The scandals of Lord Jim. 6. The gender of Chance -- pt. III. Political Communities. 7. Nostromo and anecdotal history. 8. Linguistic dystopia: The Secret Agent. 9. 'Gossip tales, suspicions': language and paranoia in Under Western Eyes
Control code
ocm52472776
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511044489
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)52472776

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