Conrad's Narrative Voice: Stylistic Aspects of His Fiction

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Brill Rodopi, 2017 - Biography & Autobiography - 262 pages
Conrad's Narrative Voice: Stylistic Aspects of His Fiction -- Copyright -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- 1. Introduction -- 2. Vocabulary and Language of Fact -- The Adjectival Style -- The Adjectival Series -- 3. Negation, Privation, Absence -- The "Negative" Adjectives: Range and Types -- The Deverbal Negative Adjective in Context -- Negative Elements and Series -- 4. Sight and Insight -- Seeing -- Perception and Cognition: Marlow -- Epistemology and Point of View: "Typhoon"--5. Physiognomy: Eyes, Faces, Looks -- Author, Narrator and Character as Physiognomists -- The Language of Eyes, Faces, and Looks -- 6. Character Reference -- Naming and Point of View -- Names, Appositions, and Substitutions -- 7. Conjecture, Estrangement, and Distancing -- The as if-Locution -- Modification in First Person Narrative -- Modification in Third Person Narrative -- Modalization by seem and appear -- 8. Free Indirect Style -- Forms and Functions of Free Indirect Style -- Free Indirect Speech and Thought in Nostromo -- 9. Conclusion: Narrative Voice -- Appendix: Tables -- Bibliography -- Index

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About the author (2017)

Werner Senn, Ph.D. (1972), University of Berne, was Professor of English Literature at that university from 1984 until his retirement in 2007. He has published monographs on Elizabethan drama and Joseph Conrad and numerous articles on Australian and English literature.

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