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Novel (2017) 50 (1): 112–122.
Published: 01 May 2017
...Melissa Hardie Across three women's films, the status of the literary novel in the midst of changing media environments is melodramatically plotted through the figure of “old acquaintance.” Vincent Sherman's 1943 Old Acquaintance pits the meager output of celebrated writer Katherine “Kit” Marlowe...
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Novel (2004) 37 (3): 326–351.
Published: 01 November 2004
... that could no longer be steered, the old Malay's answer is reported by Marlow as follows: "[Tlhere had been no order .. . why should he leave the helm?" (60)P Since the officers author- ized to give such an order were openly making their escape at that very time, ths reply obviously makes no sense...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 409–432.
Published: 01 November 2012
... a recent anthropological line of inquiry in Conrad studies,3 I argue that this realization does not simply provide us with a new anthropological referent with which to approach Conrad’s enigmatic tale; it also gives us an insight into the driving telos of Marlow’s experience, a ritual experience...
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Novel (2006) 39 (3): 337–360.
Published: 01 November 2006
... MICHAEL SAYEAU In the "Author's Note" that accompanied the second British edition of Heart of Darkness in book form (1902), Conrad responds to the "literary speculation" (9) that swirled around his surrogate narrator Marlow by describing their relation- ship as if it were an actual friendship...
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Novel (2003) 36 (2): 176–197.
Published: 01 August 2003
... structure the relativism of modern epistemology Conrad's creation of Marlow and his embedding of Marlow's narrative within another acknowledge that we always perceive the world many times removed,filtered through our own consciousness and that of others, as through a glass darkly. (63-64...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 374–397.
Published: 01 November 2003
... by even fewer. By this point in the novel, any reader might anticipate that though we know where Jim is, in characteristic Conradian fashion, we will soon find out precisely how he got there. And it is only two chapters later that we learn how Marlow and the trader Stein managed to dispatch Jim...
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Novel (2019) 52 (2): 219–239.
Published: 01 August 2019
... is by profession an imperial collaborator. In Heart of Darkness , the novel, accounting, and imperial violence receive personification as three characters: Marlow, the accountant, and Kurtz, respectively. The imbrication of the novel, account-book, and empire first appears in the Outer Station, where Marlow meets...
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Novel (2015) 48 (3): 323–343.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., than deserting a sinking ship is deserting one that stays afloat. An inquiry follows, and it is here that our narrator, Marlow, first meets Jim, setting in motion the particular tale we are reading as well as the events of the novel's second half. Jim, seeking to flee from his notoriety, ends up...
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Novel (2013) 46 (3): 469–473.
Published: 01 November 2013
...- poral tension. In this case, Zemka provides an intricate account of the moment in Joseph Conrad’s Lord Jim by showing how Jim and Marlow suffer from panic at different levels. The panic experienced by Jim, which takes the form of his paralysis and abandonment of the ship, results from...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 374–377.
Published: 01 November 2008
... text: Joseph Conrad's Lord Jim. By focusing on the actions of the Malay helmsmen and the strange presence of the yellow dog in the first half of the novel, and the embedded social contexts of Patusan in the latter half, Krishnan reads Conrad's novel against the grain of Marlow's narrative...
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Novel (2012) 45 (3): 479–482.
Published: 01 November 2012
..., BLAST, and Roger Fry’s Omega Workshops. At the same time, the more aesthetic concerns of Conrad’s “artist- imperialist” (44) will receive exemplary expression in the “self-referentiality” of Marlow’s own narration, and particularly in those moments when the effort to communicate its “truth...
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Novel (2016) 49 (1): 139–142.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., is not to be liberated, is not to encounter the event but to occupy a terrifying realm of nothingness that makes even the most boring or onerous job look good. Marlow turns to work in order to avoid the “long experience” [a phrase from Walter Benjamin], in order not to know what it is that he is involved...
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Novel (2005) 39 (1): 129–132.
Published: 01 May 2005
... arrives, in Conrad (the subject of chapter 7), at a telos that might have been foreseen at the outset by some typically neglected prophet: the (as it now seems) Hegelian moment at the end of Heart of Darkness when Marlow and Kurtz's "Intended reenact, on a hgher plane of consciousness...
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Novel (2022) 55 (1): 140–145.
Published: 01 May 2022
... Paul Saint-Amour ( 15 )—the radio has been understudied, in part because the novel appears to be a less natural companion to the genre. Nevertheless, the acousmatic bodies of radio have been the novel's constant companion, in both fact and imagination. One thinks of Joseph Conrad's Marlow, who...
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Novel (2018) 51 (1): 60–78.
Published: 01 May 2018
...” that desires its own correction ( Mitchell and Snyder 2 ). That is, Marlow's low vision constitutes a marked negation—inaugurating what I have articulated as a decline narrative—that both generates the tensions of the plot and demands its own form of narrative payback: ultimately, the expunging (by madness...
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Novel (2011) 44 (2): 293–296.
Published: 01 August 2011
... novel about the loss of the colony’s affective power and Marlow’s frustration with its sluggish inefficiencies. This is a bold interpretation, but it works surprisingly well, because this chapter is not about detectives at all. The chapter is about the conceptual restructuring of space across...
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Novel (2020) 53 (3): 307–316.
Published: 01 November 2020
... .” The break that concerns Davies, however, does not divide Coetzee's body of work but defines its entirety. “To find what a sentence like ‘Mr. Podsnap closed the book’ or ‘Philip Marlow [ sic ] closed the book’ used to mean,” writes Coetzee in 1976, is an archaeological endeavor. Included in its meaning...
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Novel (2003) 36 (3): 307–329.
Published: 01 November 2003
... now" (48). Adela's visual transformation of colonial raw materials into fully a modernist perception is revealing when considered alongside an earlier mo- ment in the imperial encounter. In Conrad's Lord Jim,Marlow describes his am- bling~outside the court in which Jim's trial takes place...
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Novel (2008) 41 (2-3): 378–381.
Published: 01 November 2008
..., uncertainty, and ambiguity) under the unbearable weight of the hypocritical contradictions of the rhetoric of imperialist reform-the "idea at the back of it" that Marlow names but cannot quite define, the gnomic cynicism of his aunt, and most of all, the theory and practice of Kurtz, who materializes...
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Novel (2018) 51 (3): 529–532.
Published: 01 November 2018
... conclusion is simply imposed. In Heart of Darkness , Marlow's lie radically betrays Conrad's new egalitarian aesthetics of infinite textuality. The sheer magnitude of sensible existence that Conrad infuses into his stories and their distance from routine life preclude any ending commensurate...