Conrad and Language

Baxter, Katherine and Hampson, Robert (2016) Conrad and Language. Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh. ISBN 9781474403764

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Joseph Conrad was, famously, trilingual in Polish, French and English, and was also familiar with German, Russian, Dutch and Malay. He was also a consummate stylist, using words with the precision of a poet in his fiction.

The essays in this collection examine his engagement with specific lexical sets and terminology – maritime language, the language of terror, and abstract language; issues of linguistic communication – speech, hearing, and writing; and his relationship to specific languages – his deployment of foreign languages, his decision to write in English, and his reception through translation. The collection closes with an Afterword by renowned Conrad scholar, Laurence Davies.

Item Type: Book
Subjects: Q200 Comparative Literary studies
Q300 English studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > Humanities
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Depositing User: Katherine Baxter
Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2016 13:49
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2017 08:27

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