Essays on Conrad
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Essays on Conrad by Ian P. Watt
Book DescriptionIan Watt (1917-99) has long been acknowledged as one of the finest of post-War literary critics. The Rise of the Novel (1957) is still the landmark account of the way in which realist fiction developed in the eighteenth century and Watt's work on Conrad has been enormously influential. Conrad in the Nineteenth Century (1979) was to have been followed by a volume addressing Conrad's later work, but the material for this long-awaited second volume remains in essay form. It is these essays, as Frank Kermode points out in his foreword, which form the nucleus of Essays on Conrad. Watt's own worldview, as well as his insight into Conrad's work, was shaped by his experiences as a prisoner of war on the River Kwai. His personal, and painfully moving, account of these experiences forms part of his famous essay 'The Bridge over the River Kwai as Myth' which completes this essential collection.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521780070
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Ian P. Watt
Essays on Conrad, Paperback (July 2000)
A landmark collection of Ian Watt's essays on Joseph Conrad.
Rise of the Novel, Paperback (January 2000)
In this study, Ian Watts traces the genesis and development of the literary form, the novel. He investigates the reasons why the three main 18th-century novelists (Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson and Henry Fielding) wrote in the way they did.
Myths of Modern Individualism, Paperback (February 1997)
Individualism as explored in four modern novels: Faust, Don Quixote, Don Juan, and Robinson Crusoe.
Conrad: Nostromo, Paperback (April 1988)» View all books by Ian P. Watt
Ian Watt addresses Conrad's great novel by providing an accessible introduction analysing the background, history and politics.
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