Four Novels by Joseph Conrad
Four Novels by Joseph Conrad (new)
THY Tuesdays 1400-1600 fortnightly from 16th Jan
This course will be limited to 20 participants
To read Conrad again is to realize how contemporary (and poetic) is his
writing. We will discuss his extraordinary handling of language and the
novel form, examining at the same time his concern with the workings
of the human imagination and the pressures upon his characters of the
social, political and human problems they face at sea and on land.
The novels in order of treatment will be The Nigger of the Narcissus,
The Heart of Darkness, The Secret Agent and Nostromo. Extracts will be
selected for discussion. A reading of The Nigger of the Narcissus would
be useful but not essential for the first session. Reference will be made to
other Conrad fiction and to his intriguing life and background.