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The Strange Short Fiction of Joseph Conrad: Writing, Culture, and Subjectivity

Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan


This study engages with the troubled question of authorial subjectivity and ethics in Modernism in general and in Conrad's short fiction in particular, and offers an original theoretical perspective, inspired by the work of Derrida and the early philosophical writings of M. M. Bakhtin. Part One of the book focuses on the relational dynamics in Under Western Eyes and The Secret Sharer, and develops a ‘heterobiographical’ reading matrix, which serves as a psycho-textual and philosophical approach to modes of authorial presence in the text. Part Two offers close readings of ten short stories span ... More

Keywords: Modernism, authorial subjectivity, Modernism, Conrad, Derrida, M. M. Bakhtin, subjectivity, inter-subjectivity, metaphysics

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Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198184997
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184997.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan, author
University of Haifa

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