Conrad, Language, and Narrative by Michael GreaneyConrad, Language, and Narrative by Michael Greaney

Conrad, Language, and Narrative

byMichael Greaney

Paperback | October 1, 2009

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In this re-evaluation of the writings of Joseph Conrad, Michael Greaney places language and narrative at the heart of his literary achievement. As a trilingual Polish expatriate, Conrad brought a formidable linguistic self-consciousness to the English novel and tensions between speech and writing are the defining obsessions of his career. Greaney examines a wide range of Conrad's work, combining recent critical approaches to language in post-structuralism with an impressive command of linguistic theory.
Title:Conrad, Language, and NarrativeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.47 inPublished:October 1, 2009Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521120845

ISBN - 13:9780521120845


Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. Speech communities: 1. 'The realm of living speech': Conrad and oral community; 2. 'Murder by language': 'Falk' and Victory; 3. 'Drawing-room voices': language and space in The Arrow of Gold; Part II. Marlow: 4. Modernist storytelling; 'Youth' and 'Heart of Darkness'; 5. The scandals of Lord Jim; 6. The gender of Chance; Part III. Political communities: 7. Nostromo and anecdotal history; 8. Linguistic dystopia: The Secret Agent; 9. 'Gossip, tales, suspicions': Language and paranoia in Under Western Eyes; Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

Editorial Reviews

"Given the impressive bibliography and the undeviating argument, this book may best be used as a supplement in teaching college students to read Conrad intelligently. Recommended." Choice