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Mimikry Conrada. Czytając Karaina
The Mimicries of Joseph Conrad. Reading Karain. A Memory

Author(s): Maciej Nowak
Subject(s): Sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: Conrad; Karain; grandiloquence; modernism modernity; mimicry; genius postcolonialism; wild wildness; Other; eurocentrism; psychological twiligh
Summary/Abstract: The article close-reads Conrad’s story as an issue of modernist and romantic aesthetic. The author claims that Conrad’s prose has preserved its “universal” character owing to the specific manner in which suchlike works are narrated. Apparently, it is not Conrad’s intention to preach values or morals, but to skillfully cater to many “readerly” needs and expectations. In this way, modernist aesthetics helps the author attract a variegated group of readers, some of whom might easily read various moral senses into the work, and some of whom might just as well enjoy the sheer mysteriousness of the thing.

  • Page Range: 135-149
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2018
  • Language: Polish