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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Fire ran through his veins , turned his passion to ashes , burnt him out and left
him empty , without force – almost without desire . He let her go before she could
cry out . ( 77 ) If the captain ' s desire evaporates when Alice ceases to fear him ...
... sexuality and cruelty come together in the novel – when instead of succeeding
each other they combine in full sado - masochistic force . ... all the forces he had
set at defiance : the force of law , property , oppression , and injustice ' ( 68 ) .
... that his home was his castle , but Conrad the Pole knew that castles are not
immune to being occupied by forces from outside . ... it is without rectitude ,
without the continuity and the force that can be found only in a moral principle ' (
511 ) .
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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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