Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' and Contemporary Thought

Conrad's 'Heart of Darkness' and Contemporary Thought

Revisiting the Horror With Lacoue-Labarthe

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Bloomsbury Pub Plc
With its innovative narrative structure and its controversial explorations of race, gender and empire, Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness is a landmark of 20th century literature that continues to resonate to this day. This book brings together leading scholars to explore the full range of contemporary philosophical and critical responses to the text. Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Contemporary Thought includes the first publication in English of philosopher Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's essay, 'The Horror of the West', described by J. Hillis Miller as 'a major essay on Conrad's novel, one of the best ever written'. In the company of Lacoue-Labarthe, leading scholars explore new readings of Conrad's text from a full range of theoretical perspectives, including deconstructive, psychoanalytic, narratological and postcolonial approaches. Drawing on the very latest insights of contemporary thought, this is an essential study of one of the most important literary texts of the 20th century.

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Leading scholars, including Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, J. Hillis Miller and Jonathan Dollimore, explore new philosophical perspectives on Joseph Conrad’s masterpiece, Heart of Darkness.

McMillan Palgrave

With its innovative narrative structure and its controversial explorations of race, gender and empire, Joseph Conrad'sHeart of Darkness is a landmark of 20th century literature that continues to resonate to this day. This book brings together leading scholars to explore the full range of contemporary philosophical and critical responses to the text.Conrad's Heart of Darkness and Contemporary Thought includes the first publication in English of philosopher Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe's essay, 'The Horror of the West', described by J. Hillis Miller as 'a major essay on Conrad's novel, one of the best ever written'. In the company of Lacoue-Labarthe, leading scholars explore new readings of Conrad's text from a full range of theoretical perspectives, including deconstructive, psychoanalytic, narratological and postcolonial approaches. Drawing on the very latest insights of contemporary thought, this is an essential study of one of the most important literary texts of the 20th century.


Leading scholars, including Philippe Lacoue-Labarthe, J. Hillis Miller and Jonathan Dollimore, explore new philosophical perspectives on Joseph Conrad's masterpiece, Heart of Darkness.



Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury, 2012
ISBN: 9781441123770
1441123776
9781441103765
1441103767
1441101004
9781441101006
1441124616
9781441124616
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 284 pages) : illustrations
Additional Contributors: Lawtoo, Nidesh

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