Conrad in Perspective: Essays on Art and Fidelity by Zdzislaw NajderConrad in Perspective: Essays on Art and Fidelity by Zdzislaw Najder

Conrad in Perspective: Essays on Art and Fidelity

byZdzislaw Najder

Paperback | October 20, 2005

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Zdzis^D/law Najder is one of the world's leading authorities on Joseph Conrad and is widely acclaimed for his particular insights into Conrad's Polish background. The fruits of thirty years of Conrad study appear in this landmark volume of his essays. Najder's insights are brought to bear on Conrad's national and cultural heritage, on his fiction itself, on his concepts of man and society, and on his European context. The volume offers new perspectives on Conrad's life and work by one of his most extraordinary critics.
Title:Conrad in Perspective: Essays on Art and FidelityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:256 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:October 20, 2005Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521021464

ISBN - 13:9780521021463


Table of Contents

1. Introduction, or confession of a mastodon; 2. Conrad's Polish background or, from biography to a study of culture; 3. Joseph Conrad's parents; 4. Joseph Conrad and Tadeusz Bobrowski; 5. The Sisters: a grandiose failure; 6. Lord Jim: a romantic tragedy of honour; 7. The Mirror of the Sea; 8. A Personal Record; 9. The Secret Agent or the melodrama of reality; 10. Conrad, Russia, and Dostoevsky; 11. Conrad and Rousseau: concepts of man and society; 12. Conrad and the idea of honour; 13. Joseph Conrad: a European writer; 14. Joseph Conrad after a century; 15. Joseph Conrad in his historical perspective; 16. Fidelity and art: Joseph Conrad's cultural heritage and literary programme; Notes; Index.

Editorial Reviews

" help us better understand Conrad in context, we need Majder." Brian W. Shaffer, English Literature in Transition 1880-1920