Conrad’s Narrative Voice: Stylistic Aspects of His Fiction

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BRILL, Jan 9, 2017 - Literary Criticism - 272 pages
In Conrad’s Narrative Voice Werner Senn undertakes a close study of Joseph Conrad’s verbal style, drawing on linguistic stylistics and discourse analysis. He shows how an oral narrative voice informs all textual levels to convey Conrad’s sceptical, even pessimistic worldview.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
1
2 Vocabulary and Language of Fact
12
3 Negation Privation Absence
30
4 Sight and Insight
63
Eyes Faces Looks
84
6 Character Reference
144
7 Conjecture Estrangement and Distancing
169
8 Free Indirect Style
211
Narrative Voice
230
Tables
236
Bibliography
241
Index
257
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