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Description - Homosexuality in the Life and Work of Joseph Conrad by Richard J. Ruppel

This book analyzes the representations of homosexuality in Conrad's fiction, beginning with Conrad's life and letters to show that Conrad himself was, at least imaginatively, bisexual. Conrad's recurrent bouts of neurasthenia, his difficult courtships, late marriage, and frequent expressions of misogyny can all be attributed to the fact that Conrad was emotionally, temperamentally, and, perhaps, even erotically more comfortable with men than women. Subsequent chapters trace Conrad's fictional representations of homosexuality. Through his analysis, Ruppel reveals that homoeroticism is endemic to the adventure genre and how Conrad's bachelor-narrators interest in younger men is homoerotic. Conrad scholars and those interested in homosexuality and constructions of masculinity should all be interested in this work.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415955874
ISBN-10: 0415955874
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Pages: 122
Imprint: Routledge
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 31-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Richard J. Ruppel

Richard J. Ruppel, chair of the English department at Chapman University, earned BA, Masters, and PhD degrees at Michigan, Duke, and UNC Chapel Hill. He has published essays and given a number of papers on Joseph Conrad, focusing primarily on colonialism and representations of male intimacy. He co-edited Imperial Desire: Dissident Sexualities and Colonial Literature (Minnesota Press, 2003).

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