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Conrad and Intellectual Movements

Niland, Richard (2009) Conrad and Intellectual Movements. In: Joseph Conrad in Context. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 163-170. ISBN 0521887922

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Abstract

In The Historical Novel (1937), Georg Lukács wrote that Walter Scott 'had no knowledge of Hegel's philosophy and had he come across it would probably not have understood a word' (Lukács, p. 30). Conversely, Conrad's fiction incorporated a wealth of historical, philosophical, and aesthetic ideas resulting from the writer's overt dialogue with nineteenth-century European thought. The philosophy of Rousseau, Herder, Hegel, the Polish Romantics and Positivists, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and Bergson represents the intellectual backdrop to Conrad's explorations of individual and communal identity.

Item type: Book Section
ID code: 18853
Keywords: joseph conrad, ideas, politics, English literature
Subjects: Language and Literature > English literature
Department: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (HaSS) > School of Humanities > English
Depositing user: Mrs Tereza McLaughlin-Vanova
Date Deposited: 11 May 2010 15:14
Last modified: 21 May 2015 19:06
URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/18853

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