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Description - Conrad's Narratives of Difference by Lissa Schneider-Rebozo

In Joseph Conrad's tales, representations of women and of "feminine" generic forms like the romance are often present in fugitive ways. Conrad's use of allegorical feminine imagery, fleet or deferred introductions of female characters, and hybrid generic structures that combine features of "masculine" tales of adventure and intrigue and "feminine" dramas of love or domesticity are among the subjects of this literary study. Many of Conrad's critics have argued that Conrad's fictions are aesthetically flawed by the inclusion of women and love plots; thus Thomas Moser has questioned why Conrad did not "cut them out altogether." Yet a thematics of gender suffuses Conrad's narrative strategies. Even in tales that contain no significant female characters or obvious love plots, Conrad introduces elusive feminine presences, in relationships between men, as well as in men's relationships to their ship, the sea, a shore breeze, or even in the gendered embrace of death. This book investigates an identifiably feminine "point of view" which is present in fugitive ways throughout Conrad's canon. Conrad's narrative strategies are articulated through a language of sexual difference that provides the vocabulary and grammar for tales examining European class, racial, and gender paradigms to provide acute and, at times, equivocal investigations of femininity and difference.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780415966771
ISBN-10: 0415966779
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 176
Imprint: Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Lissa Schneider-Rebozo

Lissa Schneider-Rebozo is Associate Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Research, Scholarly, and Creative Activity at University of Wisconsin, River Falls, USA.

Books By Lissa Schneider-Rebozo

Conrad's Narratives of Difference by Lissa Schneider-Rebozo
Paperback, November 2003
$75.59