Conrad And Impressionism by John G. PetersConrad And Impressionism by John G. Peters

Conrad And Impressionism

byJohn G. Peters

Paperback | February 12, 2007

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John Peters investigates the impact of Impressionism on Conrad and links this to his literary techniques as well as his philosophical and political views. Impressionism, Peters argues, enabled Conrad to encompass both surface and depth not only in visually perceived phenomena but also in his narratives and objects of consciousness, be they physical objects, human subjects, events or ideas. Conrad and Impressionism investigates the sources and implications of Conrad's impressionism in order to argue for a consistent link among his literary technique, philosophical presuppositions and socio-political views.
John G. Peters is Assistant Professor of English as University of Wisconsin-Superior. He won the joseph Conrad Society of America's Young Scholar's Award for 1999. This is his first book.
Title:Conrad And ImpressionismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.51 inPublished:February 12, 2007Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521033004

ISBN - 13:9780521033008


Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgments; List of abbreviations; Introduction: objects of consciousness in Conrad's impressionist world; 1. Subject/object: science and the epistemological origins of literary impressionism; 2. Objects and events in the 'primitive eye': the epistemology of objectivity; 3. Other-like-self and other-unlike-self: the epistemology of subjectivity; 4. 'Sudden holes' in time: the epistemology of temporality; 5. Radical relativism, epistemological certainty and ethical absolutes: Conrad's impressionist response to solopsism and anarchy; Epilogue; Notes; Selected bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Conrad and Impressionism is remarkable for its carefully composed logical structure and the precision of its arguments as well as for the well chosen definitions and examples which render the complex philosophical and ethical concerns of Conrad. John G. Peters has made a valuable contribution to Conrad studies, one upon which future scholars can build with assurance."
The Conradian