Space, Conrad, and Modernity
Recent literary and cultural criticism has taken a spatial turn. Nowadays, to speak is to speak from, to, or in; to know something is to have "mapped" its discursive operation. Focusing on the work of Joseph Conrad, in whom the opposition between a space of words and a space of things is strikingly figured, this book locates this development within the opposition between a space of things and a space of words. Among the figures drawn into dialogue with Conrad are John Buchan, Woolf, Joyce, Peter Kropotkin, Ren� de Saussure (brother of the famous Ferdinand), Henri Bergson, the filmmakers George M�li�s and Carol Reed and, in particular, Michel Foucault, whose anxious negotiation with spatial ideas touches the book's deepest understanding.
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