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The Resource Testimony on trial : Conrad, James, and the contest of modernism, Brian Artese, (electronic resource)

Testimony on trial : Conrad, James, and the contest of modernism, Brian Artese, (electronic resource)

Label
Testimony on trial : Conrad, James, and the contest of modernism
Title
Testimony on trial
Title remainder
Conrad, James, and the contest of modernism
Statement of responsibility
Brian Artese
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Who is a more authoritative source of information -- the person who experiences it firsthand, or a more 'impartial' authority? In the late nineteenth century, testimony became a common feature of literary works both fact and fiction. But with the rise of new journalism, the power of testimony could be undermined by anonymous, institutional voices -- a Victorian subversion which continues to this day
  • Testimony on Trial examines the conflicts over testimony through the eyes of two of its major combatants, Joseph Conrad and Henry James. Brian Artese finds an overlooked yet direct inspiration for Heart of Darkness in the anti-testimonial scheming of Henry Morton Stanley and the New York Herald. Through new readings of works including Lord Jim and The Portrait of a Lady, Artese demonstrates how the cultural conditions that worked against testimony fed into a nascent conflict about the meaning of modernism itself."--Pub. desc
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Artese, Brian
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
  • James, Henry
  • James, Henry
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
  • Truthfulness and falsehood in literature
Label
Testimony on trial : Conrad, James, and the contest of modernism, Brian Artese, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1 "Speech Was of No Use": Conrad and the Critical Abjection of Testimony -- 2 Theatre of Incursion and Unveiling I: Home -- 3 Overhearing Testimony: James in the Shadow of Sentimentalism -- 4 'Abominable Confidence' from The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' to Lord Jim : Toward a New Sympathetic Novel -- 5 'Theatre of Incursion and Unveiling II: Empire
Control code
ocn799729819
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (206 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442696679
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)799729819
Label
Testimony on trial : Conrad, James, and the contest of modernism, Brian Artese, (electronic resource)
Publication
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
1 "Speech Was of No Use": Conrad and the Critical Abjection of Testimony -- 2 Theatre of Incursion and Unveiling I: Home -- 3 Overhearing Testimony: James in the Shadow of Sentimentalism -- 4 'Abominable Confidence' from The Nigger of the 'Narcissus' to Lord Jim : Toward a New Sympathetic Novel -- 5 'Theatre of Incursion and Unveiling II: Empire
Control code
ocn799729819
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (206 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781442696679
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)799729819

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