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Conrad’s Existentialism

  • Authors
  • Otto Bohlmann

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Otto Bohlmann
    Pages 1-45
  3. Otto Bohlmann
    Pages 46-103
  4. Otto Bohlmann
    Pages 104-131
  5. Otto Bohlmann
    Pages 132-192
  6. Otto Bohlmann
    Pages 193-196
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 197-234

About this book

Introduction

Otto Bohlmann's fascinating study offers detailed and exhaustive evidence that the major philosophical aspects of Conrad's novels exhibit a powerful existential strain, foreshadowing many central concerns of twentieth-century modernism. Through both wide and close reading, Dr Bohlmann illuminates more thoroughly than any previous scholar the remarkable extent to which Conrad's fiction is replete with ideas, attitudes and even phrases reminiscent of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Jaspers, Marcel, Heidegger, Sartre and Camus.

Keywords

Albert Camus existentialism fiction Friedrich Nietzsche Jean-Paul Sartre Kierkegaard Modernism novel philosophy Sören Kierkegaard

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