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" He was demoralising. Through him we were becoming highly humanised, tender, complex, excessively decadent; we understood the subtlety of his fear, sympathized with all his repulsions, shrinkings, evasions, delusions — as though we had been overcivilised,... "
Imperial Desire: Dissident Sexualities and Colonial Literature - Page 146
by Philip Holden, Richard R. Ruppel
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The Nigger of the Narcissus: A Tale of the Forecastle

Joseph Conrad - Blacks - 1914 - 217 pages
...black skull, fitted with two restless globes of silver in the sockets of eyes. He was demoralising. Through him we were becoming highly humanised, tender,...decadent : we understood the subtlety of his fear, sympathised with all his repulsions, shrinkings, evasions, delusions — as though we had been over-civilised,...
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The Nigger of the Narcissus

Joseph Conrad - London (England) - 1914 - 190 pages
...black skull, fitted with two restless globes of silver in the sockets of eyes. He was demoralising. Through him we were becoming highly humanised, tender,...decadent: we understood the subtlety of his fear, sympathised with all his repulsions, shrinkings, evasions, delusions— as though we had been overcivilised,...
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Conrad in the Nineteenth Century

Ian Watt - Literary Criticism - 1981 - 375 pages
...there is something very Nietzschean about the terms in which Wait's influence on the crew is described: "Through him we were becoming highly humanised, tender,...decadent: we understood the subtlety of his fear, sympathised with all his repulsions, shrinkings, evasions, delusions — as though we had been overcivilised,...
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Critical History of English Literature, Volume 3

David Daiches - 1969 - 800 pages
...humanized, tender, complex, excessively decadent: we understood the subtlety of his fear, sympathised with all his repulsions, shrinkings, evasions, delusions— as though we had been over-civilized and rotten, and without any knowledge of the meaning of life." The old sailor Singleton,...
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A Genealogy of Modernism: A Study of English Literary Doctrine 1908-1922

Michael Levenson - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 250 pages
...humanised, tender, complex, excessively decndent: we understood the subtlety of his fear, sympathised 32 with all his repulsions, shrinkings, evasions, delusions - as though we had been over-civilised, and rotten, and without any knowledge of the meaning of life.** To understand Wait,...
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Modern Men: Mapping Masculinity in English and German Literature, 1880-1930

Michael Kane - Literary Criticism - 1999 - 232 pages
...triumphed through doubt, through stupidity, through pity, through sentimentalism. ... He was demoralising. Through him we were becoming highly humanised, tender,...decadent: we understood the subtlety of his fear, sympathised with all his repulsions, shrinkings, evasions, delusions — as though we had been over-civilised,...
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British Literary Culture and Publishing Practice, 1880-1914

Peter D. McDonald - Language Arts & Disciplines - 2002 - 244 pages
...effects of sentimentalism on English society, the first-person narrator observes: He was demoralising. Through him we were becoming highly humanised, tender,...decadent: we understood the subtlety of his fear, sympathised with all his repulsions, shrinkings, evasions, delusions - as though we had been over-civilised,...
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The Nigger of the "Narcissus". A Tale of the Sea

Joseph Conrad - 1928 - 259 pages
...black skull, fitted with two restless globes of silver in the sockets of eyes. He was demoralising. Through him we were becoming highly humanised, tender,...decadent: we understood the subtlety of his fear, sympathised with all his repulsions, shrinkings, evasions, delusions — as though we had been overcivilised,...
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