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 with the critical history of Henry James ' s The Turn of the Screw ( 1898 ) there
is an innocent reading of ' Il Conde ' and ... Moreover , as in the case of James ' s
celebrated story , the innocent reading dominates the accounts of readers and ...
discriminating reader to detect another , untold , tale of a homosexual encounter
that went badly wrong ' ( 68 – 9 ) . How many discriminating readers actually got
the point in 1908 it is impossible to say ; certainly there is at present no record of
Of course , having had such experiences we may then share them with other
readers in discussion , and expose our private reactions and responses to them .
Nonetheless , however demanding and painful the reading of fiction may be ...
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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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