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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But right from the start of his writing career Conrad ' s fiction includes an important
concern with heterosexual erotic excitement and enslavement by passion . His
first two published novels , Almayer ' s Folly ( 1895 ) and An Outcast of the ...
Although the erotic relationship in ' A Smile of Fortune ' no longer involves a '
native ' woman , the fascinating Alice is a child born of the hopeless ( and
masochistic ) passion experienced by her European father for a ' gypsy ' circus
The account of the statue as combining extreme beauty with the absence of
sensibility finds its echo in the description of Felicia as suffering from the
insensibility of a great passion concentrated on itself ( 34 ) . Yet both she and the
statue are ...
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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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