About the BookA great novelist and short-story writer of the late nineteenth century, Joseph Conrad remains one of the most important literary figures of English literature. The present book is a compilation of critical articles of eminent writers deeply involved in studies on Conrad. By exploiting all major works of Conrad and also his critics who took interest in his art, the contributors have attempted to present an incisive and insightful analysis of Conrad’s literary genius. His masterpiece Heart of Darkness has been particularly studied with lucidity and profundity, and various elements like myth, loneliness, evil and racism contained in this well-knit work have been explored. Critical study of Conrad’s political vision and myth is another attraction of the present book. In addition, it aims at probing into Conrad’s sectarian penchant for his essentially literary perspective.
It is hoped that the students and teachers of English literature and research scholars in fiction—particularly those interested in the study of Conrad—will immensely benefit from this book while the general readers too will find it interesting and enjoyable.About the Author/sR.N. Sarkar, Ph.D. in English, is a retired Reader and Head of the Department of English, Katwa College, Burdwan University. He is a renowned author and has to his credit a great number of books that include: The Latest Revelation in the East (Sanskrit Pustak Bhandar, Calcutta); A Trend in English Fiction (Firma KLM, Calcutta); Scenes in Nineteenth Century English Fiction (Associated Publishing, New Delhi); India Related Naipaul (Sarup & Sons, New Delhi); An Episodic Interpretation of Mahabharata, A Topical Survey of English Literature, The Novels of D.H. Lawrence, and A Critical Study of Joseph Conrad (Atlantic Publishers & Distributors (P) Ltd., New Delhi).