The Paradox of Progress: Far-reaching Deliberations and 10 per cent Solutions

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The essay begins with an account of where global political and economic interests manifest themselves in Conrad's Almayer's Folly. It then explores the representation of illicit trades (and the trading world more generally) across the range of Conrad's Malay and Asian fiction. it then explores Conrad's 'global consciousness' as manifested in Nostromo with its exploration of international capitalism.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOutposts of Progress
Subtitle of host publicationJoseph Conrad, Modernism and Post-colonialism
EditorsGail Fincham, Jeremy Hawthorne, Jakob Lothe
Place of PublicationCape Town
PublisherUniversity of Cape Town Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)978-1-77582-081-9
Publication statusPublished - 2015


  • Joseph Conrad, global consciousness, trade, international capitalism

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