Rethinking Joseph Conrad's concepts of community : strange fraternity / Kaoru Yamamoto
- Yamamoto, Kaoru
- London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017.
- Physical Description:
- vii, 186 pages ; 24 cm
- Machine generated contents note: 1. Rescuing the Singular Plurality: "Who Comes After the Subject?" -- 2. The Deaf Russian Finns Secret Agency in The Nigger of the "Narcissus" -- 3. Marlow's Ear: Acoustic Penetration into the Heart of Darkness -- 4. Hospitality in "The Secret Sharer" -- 5. (Dis)owning a Memory in "The Secret Sharer" -- 6. Responding in a Duel: History as Responsibility in "The Duel" -- 7. "The Warriors Soul" and the Question of "Community" -- 8. An Art of Palpation: Plastic Imagination in The Arrow of Gold -- 9. Arendtian Action and "Strange Fraternity" in The Rover -- 10. Toward a Possible Partage of Memory: "History" and "Solidarity" in Suspense.
- Rethinking Joseph Conrad's Concepts of Community" uses Conrad's phrase 'strange fraternity' from The Rover as a starting point for an exploration of the concept of community in his writing, including his neglected vignettes and later stories. Drawing on the work of continental thinkers including Jacques Derrida, Jean Luc-Nancy and Hannah Arendt, Yamamoto offers original readings of The Heart of Darkness, The Nigger of the 'Narcissus', The Rover and Suspense and the short stories "The Secret Sharer", "The Warrior's Soul" and "The Duel". Working at the intersection between literature and philosophy this is a unique and interdisciplinary engagement with Conrad's work.
- 9781474250023 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 169-179) and index.
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