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The Resource The dawn watch : Joseph Conrad in a global world, Maya Jasanoff

The dawn watch : Joseph Conrad in a global world, Maya Jasanoff

Label
The dawn watch : Joseph Conrad in a global world
Title
The dawn watch
Title remainder
Joseph Conrad in a global world
Statement of responsibility
Maya Jasanoff
Title variation
Joseph Conrad in a global world
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"From one of America's most exciting historians, the astonishing life and times of Joseph Conrad, a visionary guide to the turbulent age of globalization Shakespeare and the Elizabethans, Goethe and the Romantics -- great artists can become tutelary spirits for their age. As Maya Jasanoff argues, Joseph Conrad did not merely embody the soul of his time, he anticipated our own. Through his journeys from Poland to France, England to Malaysia, Belgium to Congo, he witnessed a turning point in international history. He learned first-hand about immigration, terrorism, imperial oppression, the dangers of nationalism, and the promise and peril of rapid technological innovation. His life and work present an inside history of globalization and eerily reflect the hypocrisies of the West's most cherished ideals. Joseph Conrad was born Jozef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski in 1857, in a region of Poland then controlled by Russia, Europe's most autocratic empire. By 1862, his father had been arrested for fomenting revolution and his family sentenced to exile, where a series of miserable forced relocations precipitated the illnesses that killed both of Conrad's parents before he was eleven. At sixteen, fleeing an orphan's sadness, he abandoned everything he knew to pursue the unlikely dream of becoming a sailor. From the deck of a ship, he saw the surging, competitive "new imperialism" that placed a flag on every populated part of the world by century's end. He got a close look, too, at the places "beyond the end of telegraph cables and mail-boat lines," as empires expanded their reach into the so-called dark places of the earth"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1974-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Jasanoff, Maya
Dewey number
  • 823/.912
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6005.O4
LC item number
Z7475 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Conrad, Joseph
  • Novelists, English
  • Globalization in literature
  • Imperialism in literature
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Adventurers & Explorers
Label
The dawn watch : Joseph Conrad in a global world, Maya Jasanoff
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: One of us -- Part One: Nation. No home, no country ; The point of departure ; Among strangers -- Part Two: Ocean. Following the sea ; Going into steam ; When your ship fails you -- Part Three: Civilization. Heart to heart ; The dark places ; White savages -- Part Four: Empire. A new world ; Material interests ; Whether the world likes it or not -- Epilogue: To make you see
Control code
ocn973155782
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 375 pages
Isbn
9781594205811
Lccn
2017025117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)973155782
Label
The dawn watch : Joseph Conrad in a global world, Maya Jasanoff
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: One of us -- Part One: Nation. No home, no country ; The point of departure ; Among strangers -- Part Two: Ocean. Following the sea ; Going into steam ; When your ship fails you -- Part Three: Civilization. Heart to heart ; The dark places ; White savages -- Part Four: Empire. A new world ; Material interests ; Whether the world likes it or not -- Epilogue: To make you see
Control code
ocn973155782
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xv, 375 pages
Isbn
9781594205811
Lccn
2017025117
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)973155782

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