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The Resource Conradian contracts : exchange and identity in the immigrant imagination, Tamás Juhász

Conradian contracts : exchange and identity in the immigrant imagination, Tamás Juhász

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Conradian contracts : exchange and identity in the immigrant imagination
Title
Conradian contracts
Title remainder
exchange and identity in the immigrant imagination
Statement of responsibility
Tamás Juhász
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book treats Joseph Conrad's simultaneous interests in exchange, contracts, and the condition of displacement. The central hypothesis is that the novelist's characters face the option of signing or rejecting what might, with some generalization, be called a social covenant. These individuals conduct a lonely or marginal existence and, to ease their isolation, they would like to (re)enter a community. For this reason, they are ready to contribute to larger collective causes and comply with those restrictions that social life, in its contractual aspect, requires. As Julia Kristeva puts it, "
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1966-
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Juhász, Tamás
Dewey number
823/.912
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Immigrants in literature
  • Social contract in literature
  • Commerce in literature
  • Displacement (Psychology) in literature
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Psychoanalysis and literature
Label
Conradian contracts : exchange and identity in the immigrant imagination, Tamás Juhász
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-215) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Commerce and return in Almayer's folly -- "Trans-ports of love": exchange as practice and narrative -- Never keeping to oneself: a total social fact in "Typhoon" and "The secret sharer" -- Paternal discourse and contractual revision in Under western eyes -- "The duel": rules and reciprocities, or blows for sheer love -- A "supreme illusion": acts of recognition in The secret agent -- Trade, meaning and the prospects of self-transformation in Lord Jim -- The end of potlatching: gift and prestige in Nostromo -- Sympathy, generosity and the business of womanhood in Chance -- Conclusions and words after Conrad's
Control code
ocn721933991
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 219 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780739145531
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)721933991
Label
Conradian contracts : exchange and identity in the immigrant imagination, Tamás Juhász
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-215) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Commerce and return in Almayer's folly -- "Trans-ports of love": exchange as practice and narrative -- Never keeping to oneself: a total social fact in "Typhoon" and "The secret sharer" -- Paternal discourse and contractual revision in Under western eyes -- "The duel": rules and reciprocities, or blows for sheer love -- A "supreme illusion": acts of recognition in The secret agent -- Trade, meaning and the prospects of self-transformation in Lord Jim -- The end of potlatching: gift and prestige in Nostromo -- Sympathy, generosity and the business of womanhood in Chance -- Conclusions and words after Conrad's
Control code
ocn721933991
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xvii, 219 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780739145531
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)721933991

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