"The bitterness of our wisdom": Cynicism, Skepticism and Joseph Conrad

Kertzer, J. M.
January 1983
Novel: A Forum on Fiction;Winter1983, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p121
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
Focuses on the embodiment of cynicism and skepticism in the literary works of Joseph Conrad. Skepticism and cynicism as recurring themes in Conrad's literary works; Connection between Russia and cynicism in his book "The Secret Agent"; Views of Conrad on cynicism as a Russian attribute; Skepticism as a moral blindness or disability.


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