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The French Face of Joseph Conrad - Yves Hervouet

The French Face of Joseph Conrad

By: Yves Hervouet, Lindsay Newman (Foreword by)


Published: 30th November 1990
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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.

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 appendix
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ISBN: 9780521384643
ISBN-10: 0521384648
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 372
Published: 30th November 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.72