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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As it happens he knew a number of homosexuals , and knew that some of these
got on well with women - his own wife Jessie included . Of Norman Douglas , for
example , Jessie writes that ' His success with my sex was certain and assured ...
Not that the renegade seaman Ricardo knew anything of fencing . What he called
' shooting - irons , ' were his weapons , or the still less aristocratic knife , such as
was even then ingeniously strapped to his leg . He thought of it , at that moment ...
I also suggested earlier in this book that an Englishman might believe that his
home was his castle , but Conrad the Pole knew that castles are not immune to
being occupied by forces from outside . In like manner , work after work in Conrad
' s ...
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