Sexuality and the Erotic in the Fiction of Joseph Conrad
Awarded third place for The Adam Gillon Book Award in Conrad Studies 2009
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... where the Count observes the man he assumes to be his robber and asks the '
old pedlar ' Pasquale about him . Pasquale approached , the smile of deferential
recognition combining oddly with the cynical searching expression of his eyes .
He had a Scottish name , but his complexion was of a rich olive hue , his short
beard was jet black , and his eyes , also black , had a languishing expression .
He asked confidentially : ' You want to see Him ? ' ( 24 ) As I have remarked ...
Something wild and doubtful in his expression made it appear uncertain whether
he meant to strangle or to embrace his wife . ( 148 – 9 ) This same mix of the
erotic and the cruel , the ludic and the violent , appears here in shadow form ...
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Closeted characters and cloistered critics in Il Conde
The exotic and the erotic in An Outcast of the Islands
The erotics of cruelty in A Smile of Fortune
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