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Reconsiderarea ideilor despre imperialism din secolul al XIX-lea în opera lui Conrad
Conrad’s Work – a Challenge to Accepted 19th - century Views on Imperialism

Author(s): Anca Mihaela Dobrinescu
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti
Keywords: Imperialism; empire; horizon of expectations

Summary/Abstract: Analysed more often than not as a significant contribution to the modern novel, brilliantly anticipating the ideas and techniques of modernism, Conrad’s work can be also read as a challenge to the accepted views on imperialism valid in the 19th century. Conrad’s analysis is carried out from the perspective of the exile questioning the immutable and incontestable imperialistic values at the end of the 19th and the beginning of the 20th century, when Great Britain’s expansionist policy was a taboo subject, forbidden thus to literary representation.

  • Issue Year: 2007
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 105-110
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: English