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By Agata Szczeszak-Brewer,Sebastian D. Knowles

"Original and critical. This publication exhibits us how Conrad and Joyce control representations of imperialist trust within the sacred to indict Western tradition for its racist colonization. This outstanding examining of modernism emphasizes Conrad's and Joyce's use of chaos quite often and pilgrimage particularly when it comes to mapmaking, racial denigration, and methods of energy. Szczeszak-Brewer makes superb connections among sacred language, country development, and literary representation."--Georgia Johnston, writer of The Formation of Twentieth-Century Queer Autobiography

Though they have been born a iteration aside, Joseph Conrad and James Joyce shared comparable lifestyles studies and comparable literary preoccupations. either left their domestic nations at a comparatively younger age and remained lifelong expatriates.

Empire and Pilgrimage in Conrad and Joyce bargains a clean examine those modernist writers, revealing how their rejection of prepared faith and the colonial presence of their local nations allowed them to destabilize conventional notions of strength, colonialism, and person freedom of their texts. all through, Agata Szczeszak-Brewer ably demonstrates the ways that those authors grapple with an analogous issues--the grand narrative, paralysis, hegemonic practices, the individual's pilgrimage towards unencumbered self-definition--within the inflexible bounds of imperial ideologies and myths. the result's a fascinating and enlightening research of the writings of Conrad and Joyce and of the bigger literary stream to which they belonged.

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