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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
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      Depositing user: Mrs Tereza McLaughlin-Vanova
      Date Deposited: 11 May 2010 16:14
      Last modified: 18 Sep 2012 11:54
      URI: http://strathprints.strath.ac.uk/id/eprint/18853

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