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The Strange Short Fiction of Joseph ConradWriting, Culture, and Subjectivity$
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Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780198184997

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198184997.001.0001

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Coda: Re-enter the Reader

Coda: Re-enter the Reader

(p.185) Coda: Re-enter the Reader
The Strange Short Fiction of Joseph Conrad

Daphna Erdinast-Vulcan

Oxford University Press

Having begun this study from the perspective of Romanticism, it is inevitable that the topic ultimately turns to Postmodernism. The various aspects of this study can all be viewed through a Postmodernist prism: the concept of ‘heterobiography’ which uses the designation of permeable boundary lines; the ‘logic of fratricide’ which supplants the logic of sameness and self-identity; the ‘pathos of authenticity’ which emerges from the loss of origins and destinations; the ‘poetics of cultural despair’ which positions writing as a Trojan Horse; the ‘romantic paradox’ which underlies the circularity of desire and subjectivity; and the foredoomed desire to bolster up the borderlines of masculinity in the attempt to ‘address the woman’. The very same questions which energize Conrad's fiction during the first two decades of the century have only begun to surface in the discourse of philosophy fifty years later.

Keywords:   Derrida, philosophy, Romanticism, Postmodernism, fratricide, self-identity, romantic paradox, Conrad

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