Narrative and Death in 'Youth', Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim and Chance
By (author) Paul Wake
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Conrad's Marlow by Paul Wake
Book DescriptionVariously described as 'the average pilgrim', a 'wanderer', and 'a Buddha preaching in European clothes', Charlie Marlow is the voice behind Joseph Conrad's 'Youth' (1898), Heart of Darkness (1899), Lord Jim (1900) and Chance (1912). Conrad's Marlow offers a comprehensive account and critical analysis of one of Conrad's most celebrated creations, asking both who and what is Marlow: a character or a narrator, a biographer or an autobiographical screen, a messenger or an interpreter, a bearer of truth or a misguided liar? Reading Conrad's fiction alongside the work of Walter Benjamin, Maurice Blanchot, Jacques Derrida and Martin Heidegger, and offering an investigation into the connection between narrative and death, this book argues that Marlow's essence is located in his liminality - in his constantly shifting position - and that the emergence of meaning in his stories is at all points bound up with the process of his storytelling.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780719074905
(234mm x 156mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul Wake
Conrad's Marlow, Paperback (January 2016)
Conrad's Marlow offers a comprehensive account and critical analysis of one of Conrad's most celebrated creations, asking both who and what is Marlow: a character or a narrator, a biographer or an autobiographical screen, a messenger or an interpreter, a bearer of truth or a misguided liar?
Routledge Companion to Critical and Cultural Theory, Hardback (June 2013)» View all books by Paul Wake
Originally published: New York: Routledge, 2006, under title The Routledge companion to critical theory.
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Author Biography - Paul Wake
Paul Wake is Lecturer in the Department of English at Manchester Metropolitan University
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