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The Resource Envisioning Africa : racism and imperialism in Conrad's Heart of darkness, Peter Edgerly Firchow

Envisioning Africa : racism and imperialism in Conrad's Heart of darkness, Peter Edgerly Firchow

Label
Envisioning Africa : racism and imperialism in Conrad's Heart of darkness
Title
Envisioning Africa
Title remainder
racism and imperialism in Conrad's Heart of darkness
Statement of responsibility
Peter Edgerly Firchow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For one hundred years, Heart of Darkness has been among the most widely read and taught novels in the English language. Hailed as an incisive indictment of European imperialism in Africa upon its publication in 1899, more recently it has been repeatedly denounced as racist and imperialist." "Peter Firchow counters these claims, and his rational, carefully argued response allows the charges of Conrad's alleged bias to be evaluated as objectively as possible. He believes that what Conrad saw personally in Africa should not be confused with the Africa he describes in the novel; Heart of Darkness is instead an envisioning and a revisioning of Conrad's experiences in the medium of fiction."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1937-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Firchow, Peter Edgerly
Dewey number
823/.912
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6005.O4
LC item number
H47645 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • Racism in literature
  • Race in literature
  • Political fiction, English
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Africa
Label
Envisioning Africa : racism and imperialism in Conrad's Heart of darkness, Peter Edgerly Firchow
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [236]-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Envisioning Africa -- A mere animal in the Congo -- Envisioning Kurtz -- Imperial sham and reality in the Congo -- Unspeakable rites and speakable rights -- E.J. Glave, Captain Rom, and the making of Heart of darkness
Control code
40715181
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 258 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813121284
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99012673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Envisioning Africa : racism and imperialism in Conrad's Heart of darkness, Peter Edgerly Firchow
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [236]-249) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Envisioning Africa -- A mere animal in the Congo -- Envisioning Kurtz -- Imperial sham and reality in the Congo -- Unspeakable rites and speakable rights -- E.J. Glave, Captain Rom, and the making of Heart of darkness
Control code
40715181
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 258 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780813121284
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
99012673
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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