The Worlds of Joseph Conrad

  • Title: The Worlds of Joseph Conrad
  • Author: Maya Jasanoff
  • ISBN: 9780007553730
  • Page: 312
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The Worlds of Joseph Conrad An astonishing new history of the world at the dawn of the th century viewed through the lens of Conrad s life and fiction Award winning author Maya Jasanoff s stunning new history uses the work of
    An astonishing new history of the world at the dawn of the 20th century viewed through the lens of Conrad s life and fiction Award winning author Maya Jasanoff s stunning new history uses the work of Joseph Conrad as a precursor and guide to our modern times Conrad s seminal novels including Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Nostromo and The Secret Agent are visions of thAn astonishing new history of the world at the dawn of the 20th century viewed through the lens of Conrad s life and fiction Award winning author Maya Jasanoff s stunning new history uses the work of Joseph Conrad as a precursor and guide to our modern times Conrad s seminal novels including Heart of Darkness, Lord Jim, Nostromo and The Secret Agent are visions of the twentieth century terror, genocide, industrialisation, transcontinental migration, multinational capitalism a world filled with mixing, mobility, disorder, discovery, difference, appropriation, expropriation, going native and going rogue Everything that Conrad described at the dawn of the twentieth century coloured the world at the beginning of the twenty first A major synthesis of this era, The Worlds of Joseph Conrad paints a transcontinental picture of the fin de siecle as a turning point in international history In breath taking scope and argument, Maya Jasanoff offers a history for an international, internationally engaged world, looking as much across national borders as within them, at the people who traversed them, and at the ideas and incidents that made Conrad s world like ours unprecedentedly mobile and dynamic.

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    About Maya Jasanoff


    1. Maya Jasanoff s teaching and research focus on the history of modern Britain and the British Empire, particularly in the 18th and 19th centuries Her first book, Edge of Empire Lives, Culture, and Conquest in the East, 1750 1850, investigates British expansion in India and Egypt through the lives of art collectors It was awarded the 2005 Duff Cooper Prize and was a book of the year selection in numerous British publications including The Economist, The Observer, and The Sunday Times She has recently completed a new book, Liberty s Exiles American Loyalists in the Revolutionary World forthcoming February 2011 , which provides the first global history of the loyalists who fled the United States after the American Revolution, and resettled in Canada, the Caribbean, Britain, Sierra Leone, and beyond Her current research explores the worlds of Joseph Conrad Jasanoff has been an ACLS Charles A Ryskamp Fellow, a Cullman Center Fellow at the New York Public Library, and a Kluge Fellow at the Library of Congress Her essays and reviews have appeared in the London Review of Books, The New York Review of Books, and The New York Times Magazine Source history.fas.harvard people faculty jasanoffp


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