Blaze of Glory

Blaze of Glory

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In the first critical study wholly devoted to Joseph Conrad's use of techniques associated with the literary tradition of romance, Katherine Baxter argues that Conrad's engagement with the genre invigorated his work throughout his career. Exploring the ways in which Conrad borrows from, alludes to, and subverts the tropes of romance, Baxter suggests that Conrad's ambivalent relationship with popular forms like the adventure novel is revealed in the way he uses romance conventions to disrupt narrative expectations and make visible ethical problems with Europe's colonial project. Baxter examines not only familiar novels like Lord Jim but also less-studied works such as Romance and The Rover, using Robert Miles's model of the 'philosophical romance' to show that for Conrad, romance is also philosophically engaged with issues of ideology. Her study enables a new appreciation of the ways in which Conrad continued to experiment, even in his later fiction, and of the ethical import of that aesthetic experimentation.
Publisher: Random House Australia,� 2006
ISBN: 9781741661880
Branch Call Number: YF PRYO


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Aug 04, 2012

Blaze of Glory is a great mystery book. The plot is set in an alternative earth where there is magic. Though is has a great premise the book is quite often confusing and therefore deserves a 4 star rating.

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