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The Imperial Quest and Modern Memory from Conrad to Greene

The Imperial Quest and Modern Memory from Conrad to Greene( )
Author: Rawa, Julia
Series title:Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory Ser.
Publication Date:Aug 2013
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $48.95
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The Imperial Quest and Modern Memory explores relationships between narrative and imperium in the context of Western Modernism by examining the Quest as a vexed trope in Heart of Darkness, Passage to India, The Sheltering Sky, and The Quiet American. The book takes stock of twentieth century theory regarding the Quest--as archetype, trope, and construct, considers the dominant expression and the imperial organization of this trope in Western culture and iconography from the Dark Ages...
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