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Conrad The Novelist Albert J. Guerard

Conrad The Novelist

Albert J. Guerard

Published 1967
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The true purpose of this book (that true purpose one discovers only upon writing the last line) is to express and define my response to a writer I have long liked and admired. But the book also completes a series of three related studies of which twoMoreThe true purpose of this book (that true purpose one discovers only upon writing the last line) is to express and define my response to a writer I have long liked and admired. But the book also completes a series of three related studies of which two -- Thomas Hardy (1949) and André Gide (1951) -- have already been published. The general aim of the series was to throw some light on the development of the modern novel, and on the modern novelists perplexities, and to examine Hardy, Conrad, and Gide as roughly representative of the progress of the novel from 1875 to 1925. Treating the three, it seemed to me, one could record the impulse away from orthodox realism, classical psychology, and conventional structure- or, the impulse toward the somber and ironic distortions, the psychological explorations, the dislocations in form of many novelists writing in the middle of the twentieth century.---Excerpted from Preface to Conrad the Novelist