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Conrads Eastern Vision: A Vain and Floating Appearance Agnes Swee Kim Yeow

Conrads Eastern Vision: A Vain and Floating Appearance

Agnes Swee Kim Yeow

Published December 15th 2008
ISBN : 9780230545298
Hardcover
240 pages
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This book traces the dialogic relation between Conrads Eastern fiction and other histories and argues that it is precisely in the intersections of art and history that we locate Conrads irony. The dialogism of Conrads East resists any finalisingMoreThis book traces the dialogic relation between Conrads Eastern fiction and other histories and argues that it is precisely in the intersections of art and history that we locate Conrads irony. The dialogism of Conrads East resists any finalising meaning and its loophole lies in subjective vision. In a direct response to the visual culture of his times, Conrad sets up his fictional world as a hallucinated mirage even as he stresses the veracity of his own Eastern vision.