Conrad's Reading: Space, Time, Networks By Helen Chambers
English | PDF,EPUB | 2018 | 252 Pages | ISBN : 3319764861 | 4.96 MB
This book aligns concepts and methods from book history with new literary research on a globally studied writer. An innovative three-part approach, combining close reading the evidence of reading, scrutiny of international book distribution circuits, and of Conrad's many fictional representations of reading, illuminates his childhood, maritime and later shore-based reading. After an overview of the empirical evidence of Conrad's reading, his sparsely documented twenty years reading at sea and in port is reconstructed.