Critical Insights: Joseph Conrad

Critical Insights Series

The series focuses on an individual author's entire body of work, a single work of literature, or a literary theme.

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  • 1 Volume; 300 Pages
  • 10-14 essays offering Current Critical Analysis by Top Literary Scholars
  • Introductory Essay by the Editor
  • Chronology of Author's Life
  • Complete List of Author's Works
  • Publication Dates of Works
  • Detailed Bio of the Editor
  • General Bibliography
  • General Subject Index
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Editor: Jeremiah J. Garsha
December 2016 · 1 volume · 300 pages · 6"x9"

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A great starting point for students seeking an introduction to Joseph Conrad and the critical discussions surrounding his work.

Polish-British writer Joseph Conrad was known for his adventurous tales-many of them based on his experiences as a merchant marine-as well as his anti-heroic characters and exploration of human psychology in a European-dominated world. Essays in this volume profile Conrad's political beliefs, examine his narrative style, and analyze his most renowned stories, including Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim.

Edited by Jeremiah J. Garsha, postgraduate researcher in the faculty of History at the University of Cambridge, this edition of Critical Insights aims to explore Joseph Conrad and his writings in new and varying perspectives. Written for the expert and novice alike, this compilation of essays brings together established academics with early researchers from across the globe to examine the wide-reaching impact of Conrad's work in various theoretical contexts such as Postcolonial, Feminist, and Psychoanalytical. 

Each Critical Insights Edition is divided into four sections: An Introduction, Critical Contexts, Critical Readings, and Resources. In Critical Contexts, the provided essays aim to provide a background to the title, author, or theme that is historical, cultural, and biographical foundation for the reader. The essays in Critical Readings utilize common critcal approaches to further analyze the author's work, or specific works according to the selected theme.  Each essay is 2,500 to 5,000 words in length, and all essays conclude with a list of "Works Cited," along with endnotes. Finally, the volume's appendixes offer a section of useful reference resources:

A chronology of the author's life
A complete list of the author's works and their original dates of publication
A general bibliography
A detailed paragraph on the volume's editor
Notes on the individual chapter authors
A subject index