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The French face of Joseph Conrad /
Yves Hervouet.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
description
xiii, 354 p. ; 24 cm.
ISBN
0521384648 (U.S.)
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
isbn
0521384648 (U.S.)
general note
Includes indexes.
catalogue key
1788650
 
Bibliography: p. 318-338.
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Summaries
Description for Bookstore
A large-scale account of Conrad's extensive involvement with the French literary tradition, Yves Hervouet's book is a milestone in our understanding of his work. It will have a major impact on Conrad scholarship and as a study of cross-cultural influence, it will be of interest to all students of comparative literature in the period.
Description for Bookstore
The first large-scale account of Conrad’s extensive involvement with the French literary tradition, Yves Hervouet’s book is a milestone in our understanding of his work. It will have a major impact on Conrad scholarship and as a study of cross-cultural influence, it will be of interest to all students of comparative literature in the period.
Description for Library
Joseph Conrad has up to now been regarded as a novelist with ‘dual’ Polish and English national affinities. The first large-scale account of Conrad’s extensive involvement with the French literary tradition, Yves Hervouet’s book is a milestone in our understanding of his work. It will have a major impact on Conrad scholarship and as a study of cross-cultural influence, it will be of interest to all students of comparative literature in the period.
Main Description
A large-scale account of Conrad's extensive involvement with the French literary tradition.
Main Description
Joseph Conrad has generally been regarded as a novelist with "dual" Polish and English national affinities. This study argues for a triple identity by introducing the French face of Conrad's work, demonstrating that his knowledge of the French language and its literature has profound implications for the study of the novels. Yves Hervouet documents chronologically the influence of French authors including Flaubert, Maupassant and Anatole France, building up a picture of Conrad at work. This first large-scale account of Conrad's involvement with a French literary, aesthetic and philosophical tradition provokes an important reassessment of his creative originality. It should have a major impact on Conrad scholarship, and as a study of cross-cultural influence, it will be of interest to all students of comparative literature in the period.
Main Description
Joseph Conrad has up to now been regarded as a novelist with 'dual' Polish and English national affinities. This study argues for a triple identity by presenting the French face of Conrad's work, and demonstrates that his knowledge of the French language and its literature (which preceded his acquisition of the English language) has profound implications for the study of the novels. A survey of Conrad's literary and cultural background leads into an analysis of the effect on his writing of numerous French authors, chief among them Flaubert, Maupassant and Anatole France. Documenting these influences chronologically, Yves Hervouet builds up a picture of Conrad at work. In addition he discusses in more theoretical terms their aesthetic, philosophical and technical aspects and examines possible implications for Conrad's creative originality. A large-scale account of Conrad's extensive involvement with the French literary tradition, Yves Hervouet's book is a milestone in our understanding of his work. It will have a major impact on Conrad scholarship and as a study of cross-cultural influence, it will be of interest to all students of comparative literature in the period.
Table of Contents
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
Introduction
Conrad+s French Literary and Cultural Background
A part of Conrad+s life
Conrad+s Debt to French Authors
The early fiction
The first phase of maturity
The second phase of maturity
The third phase of maturity and the last decade
Critical writings
Conrad+s Philosophical and Aesthetic Inheritance
Conrad and Anatole France
Conrad and Gustave Flaubert
Conclusion
Conclusion appendix
Notes
Bibliography
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