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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In The Shadow - Line the narrator - captain ' s ' command ' – his unnamed ship –
is introduced in a way that exploits to the full the metaphorical possibilities implicit
in the convention that ships are female . When the fact of his command dawns ...
( 33 – 4 ) In spite of the captain ' s assurance on the first page of the novella that '
This is not a marriage story ' , the manner in which the captain envisages his ship
makes it seem very much like one . But it is very much an arranged marriage ...
Where there are ships there are no women , and where there are women there
are no ships . ... s own words , “ mixed up ” with some woman ' , a commingling of
the two parallel universes that is thus exposed as fatal to both captain and ship .
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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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