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Antropologiczny sen Lorda Jima
Lord Jim’s Anthropological Dream

Author(s): Marek Pacukiewicz
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: Homo duplex; Miche Foucault; Joseph Conrad; 'Lord Jim'; Anthropology

Summary/Abstract: The notion homo duplex, describing the dualism of human existence, appeared in the humanities on the turn of 20th century. It very soon grew to become the foundation of a universal reflection, named ‘anthropological dream’ by Michel Foucault, whereby man is but a pretext for a narrative reproducing the truths of knowledge. Drawing our attention to not only the existential but also a cultural dimension of the said notion, Joseph Conrad has emphasised the necessity to confront that general-human narrative with a specific cultural context. This author applies such a procedure with his characters, including Lord Jim.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: 5
  • Page Range: 185-199
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: Polish