Solitude Versus Solidarity in the Novels of Joseph Conrad

Solitude Versus Solidarity in the Novels of Joseph Conrad

Political and Epistemological Implications of Narrative Innovation

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"Ursula Lord explores the manifestations in narrative structure of epistemological relativism, textual reflexivity, and political inquiry, specifically Conrad's critique of colonialism and imperialism and his concern for the relationship between self and society. The tension between solitude and solidarity manifests itself as a soul divided against itself; an individual torn between engagement and detachment, idealism and cynicism; a dramatized narrator who himself embodies the contradictions between radical individualism and social cohesion; a society that professes the ideal of shared responsibility while isolating the individual guilty of betraying the illusion of cultural or professional solidarity."--Jacket.
Publisher: Montreal, Que. : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1998.
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