Chapter

“Circles, circles, circles”

Agata Szczeszak-Brewer

in Empire and Pilgrimage in Conrad and Joyce

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print December 2010 | ISBN: 9780813035390
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813038933 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813035390.003.0006
“Circles, circles, circles”

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The chapter studies the presence of pilgrimage in Conrad's texts. It states that Conrad's depiction of the long-forgotten world of sea voyages echoes the pilgrimages of his characters. Conrad's personal pilgrimage influenced his fictional accounts of travel in his texts. Conrad's characters feel compelled to move on through seas, jungles, and cities, and this seems to be a consistent pattern in his writings.

Keywords: Joseph Conrad; world; sea voyages; pilgrimages; personal pilgrimage; travel; sea; jungle; cities

Chapter.  8039 words. 

Subjects: Literary Studies (20th Century onwards)

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