Essays On Conrad: ESSAYS ON CONRAD -OS by Ian WattEssays On Conrad: ESSAYS ON CONRAD -OS by Ian Watt

Essays On Conrad: ESSAYS ON CONRAD -OS

byIan WattForeword byFrank Kermode

Hardcover | July 31, 2000

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Ian Watt (1917-1999) has long been acknowledged as one of the finest of postwar literary critics, and among the most learned of those writing about the work of Joseph Conrad. Essays on Conrad is a collection of Watt's most characteristic essays on Conrad's work. Watt's own philosophy, as well as his insight into Conrad's work, was shaped by his experiences as a prisoner of war on the River Kwai. His moving account of these experiences completes this essential collection of Watt essays.
John Frank Kermode was a writer, educator, and literary critic. He was born in Douglas, Isle of Man on November 29, 1919. Kermode received a B.A. in 1940 and an M.A. in 1947 from Liverpool University. Kermode served during World War II with the Royal Navy. After the war, Kermode held positions at Manchester University, Bristol Universi...
Title:Essays On Conrad: ESSAYS ON CONRAD -OSFormat:HardcoverDimensions:228 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.67 inPublished:July 31, 2000Language:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword: Frank Kermode; 1. Joseph Conrad: alienation and commitment; 2. Almayer's Folly: introduction; 3. Conrad criticism and The Nigger of the 'Narcissus'; 4. Conrad's Heart of Darkness and the critics; 5. Comedy and humour in Typhoon; 6. Political and social background of The Secret Agent; 7. The Secret Sharer: introduction; 8. Conrad, James and Chance; 9. Story and idea in The Shadow-Line; 10. The decline of the decline: notes on Conrad's reputation; 11. Around Conrad's grave; 12. 'The Bridge over the River Kwai' as myth.

Editorial Reviews

"Watt demonstrated the insightfulness and originality, critical balance and comprehensiveness of scope is nevertheless useful to have the essay collected." English Literature in Transition 2002