Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness: A Casebook by Gene M. MooreJoseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness: A Casebook by Gene M. Moore

Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness: A Casebook

EditorGene M. Moore

Paperback | February 26, 2004

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Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad's fictional account of a journey up the Congo river in 1890, raises important questions about colonialism and narrative theory. This casebook contains materials relevant to a deeper understanding of the origins and reception of this controversial text,including Conrad's own story "An Outpost of Progress," together with a little-known memoir by one of Conrad's oldest English friends, a brief history of the Congo Free State by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and a parody of Conrad by Max Beerbohm. A wide range of theoretical approaches are alsorepresented, examining Conrad's text in terms of cultural, historical, textual, stylistic, narratological, post-colonial, feminist, and reader-response criticism. The volume concludes with an interview in which Conrad compares his adventures on the Congo with Mark Twain's experiences as aMississippi pilot.
Gene M. Moore is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Amsterdam.
Title:Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness: A CasebookFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 5.39 × 8.19 × 0.79 inPublished:February 26, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195159969

ISBN - 13:9780195159967


Table of Contents

Gene M. Moore: Introduction1. Joseph Conrad: An Outpost of Progress2. Patrick Brantlinger: Victorians and Africans: The Genealogy of the Myth of the Dark Continent3. Arthur Conan Doyle: From The Crime of the Congo4. G.F.W. Hope: Joseph Conrad's First Cruise in the Nellie5. Zdzislaw Najder: To the End of the Night6. Marion Michael and Wilkes Berry: The Typescript of "The Heart of Darkness"7. Max Beerbohm: The Feast, by J*s*ph C*nr*d8. Ian Watt: Conrad's Impressionism9. Linda Costanza Cahir: Narratological Parallels in Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now10. Nina Pelikan Straus: The Exclusion of the Intended from Secret Sharing in Conrad's Heart of Darkness11. Rina Zhuwarara: Heart of Darkness Revisited: The African Response12. David Denby: Jungle Fever13. Cyril Clemens: A Chat with Joseph ConradSuggested Reading

Editorial Reviews

"Moore has assembled something new and valuable, deliberately avoiding some of the usually anthologized material while pushing the boundaries of critical commentary.... Not only are all of the selected works provocative and substantive in their own way, each inviting us to reconsider thetext's contexts and our own assumptions, so too the collection as a whole--by juxtaposing historical tidbit and serious study, theoretical meditation and comic relief--brims with a life which will gratify the hungry curiosity of the general reader and prompt the more reticent student to exclaim,'Cool!'"--Joseph Conrad Today