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By Agata Szczeszak-Brewer,Sebastian D. Knowles

"Original and demanding. This ebook exhibits us how Conrad and Joyce control representations of imperialist trust within the sacred to indict Western tradition for its racist colonization. This outstanding interpreting of modernism emphasizes Conrad's and Joyce's use of chaos as a rule and pilgrimage specifically by way of mapmaking, racial denigration, and techniques of energy. Szczeszak-Brewer makes awesome connections among sacred language, country development, and literary representation."--Georgia Johnston, writer of The Formation of Twentieth-Century Queer Autobiography

Though they have been born a iteration aside, Joseph Conrad and James Joyce shared related existence studies and related literary preoccupations. either left their domestic international locations at a comparatively younger age and remained lifelong expatriates.

Empire and Pilgrimage in Conrad and Joyce deals a clean examine those modernist writers, revealing how their rejection of equipped faith and the colonial presence of their local international locations allowed them to destabilize conventional notions of energy, colonialism, and person freedom of their texts. all through, Agata Szczeszak-Brewer ably demonstrates the ways that those authors grapple with an identical issues--the grand narrative, paralysis, hegemonic practices, the individual's pilgrimage towards unencumbered self-definition--within the inflexible bounds of imperial ideologies and myths. the result's an enticing and enlightening research of the writings of Conrad and Joyce and of the bigger literary circulate to which they belonged.

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