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Author Firchow, Peter Edgerly, 1937-

Title Envisioning Africa [electronic resource] : racism and imperialism in Conrad's Heart of darkness / Peter Edgerly Firchow.

Imprint Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2000.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 258 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 236-249) and index.
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.
Access Use copy Restrictions unspecified MiAaHDL
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
Processing Action digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve MiAaHDL
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 carefully argued response allows the charges of Conrad's alleged bias to be evaluated as objectively as possible. He begins by contrasting the meanings of race, racism, and imperialism in Conrad's day to those of our own time. Firchow then argues that Heart of D.
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Subject Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Heart of darkness.
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924. Heart of darkness.
Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924 -- Pensée politique et sociale.
Conrad, Joseph -- Heart of Darkness.
Conrad, Joseph; Heart of darkness -- Motiv (Literatur) -- Rassismus.
Conrad, Joseph.
Heart of darkness.
Heart of darkness (Conrad, Joseph)
Political fiction, English -- History and criticism.
English literature -- African influences.
Imperialism in literature.
Africa -- In literature.
Racism in literature.
Race in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Firchow, Peter Edgerly, 1937- Envisioning Africa. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2000 (DLC) 99012673 (OCoLC)40715181
ISBN 0813121280 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780813121284 (cloth : alk. paper)