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Writing in between : modernity and psychosocial dilemma in the novels of Joseph Conrad

by Ash, Beth Sharon, 1953-

Format: Print Book 1999
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PR6005.O4 Z55245 1999
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PR6005.O4 Z55245 1999
In Writing in Between , Beth Sharon Ash develops an important theoretical framework for interpreting Conrad's signal texts and his situation as an author. Using object-relations psychoanalysis, Ash reinserts into the literary conversation the idea of the psychologically-inflected subject. She integrates authorial subjectivity within historical context, thus lending agency and density to the 'relational subject' without neglecting the social forces which shape it. This book carefully positions Conrad as a writer caught 'in between,' as both a figure of alienation, critically disenchanted with British imperialism, and an orphan of genius desperately desiring a fit with his adopted culture. Through specific, often surprising readings of Conrad's novels and broad analysis of psychoanalytic and modernist criticism, Ash makes a significant theoretical contribution to theories of the subject.
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Subjects Conrad, Joseph, -- 1857-1924 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Literature and society -- England -- History -- 20th century.
Psychological fiction, English -- History and criticism.
Modernism (Literature) -- England.
Social problems in literature.
Publisher New York :St. Martin's Press,1999
Edition 1st ed.
Language English
Description viii, 339 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-333) and index.
ISBN 0312214839 (cloth)
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