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Empire and Pilgrimage in Conrad and Joyce
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Empire and Pilgrimage in Conrad and Joyce

Agata Szczeszak-Brewer

Abstract

Though they were born a generation apart, Joseph Conrad and James Joyce shared similar life experiences and similar literary preoccupations. Both left their home countries at a relatively young age and remained lifelong expatriates. This book offers a fresh look at these two modernist writers, revealing how their rejection of organized religion and the colonial presence in their native countries allowed them to destabilize traditional notions of power, colonialism, and individual freedom in their texts. Throughout, the book demonstrates the ways in which these authors grapple with the same iss ... More

Keywords: Joseph Conrad, James Joyce, expatriates, modernist writers, organized religion, native countries, power, colonialism, freedom, narrative, ideologies, myths

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813035390
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813035390.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Agata Szczeszak-Brewer, author
Wabash College

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