Joseph Conrad and the Modern Temper by Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan
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Joseph Conrad and the Modern Temper
By Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan

Joseph Conrad and the Modern Temper

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Joseph Conrad and the Modern Temper by Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan

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A study which relates Conrad's work to the crisis of modernity in the late nineteenth century, this book discusses 'faultlines' - ambiguities and apparent aesthetic ruptures - in nine of the major novels and novellas. These faultlines are diagnosed as the symptoms of an unresolved tension between Conrad's temperamental affinity with the Nietzschean outlook and his fierce ideological rejection of its ultimate implications. Presenting Conrad as 'a modernist at war with modernity', the author studies the perpetual tug-of-war between the artistic will to meaning and the writer's susceptibility to the modern temper, both as a theme and as a structuring principle in his work. The modes of this struggle are defined as the 'failure of myth', the 'failure of metaphysics', and the 'failure of textuality'. This continuously forceful and original inquiry draws on the work of Nietzsche, Vaihinger, Bakhtin, Heller, and MacIntyre, amongst others, to present the ethical and epistemological issues which are interwoven with Conrad's aesthetics.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198117858
ISBN-10: 019811785X
Format: Hardback
(223mm x 144mm x 19mm)
Pages: 226
Imprint: Clarendon Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 15-Aug-1991
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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