Joseph Conrad | Critical Essay by William Bonney

This literature criticism consists of approximately 20 pages of analysis & critique of Joseph Conrad.
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Critical Essay by William Bonney

SOURCE: Bonney, William. “Contextualizing and Comprehending Joseph Conrad's ‘The Return’.” Studies in Short Fiction 33, no. 1 (winter 1996): 77-90.

In the following essay, Bonney argues that Conrad's story “The Return” is “a quality work of art.”

There is nothing behind the curtain other than that which is in front of it.

—G. W. F. Hegel

“It's death to come back. There's been overmuch of coming back of late. …”

—Abel Magwitch (Great Expectations)

There are few works by Joseph Conrad that have been so consistently neglected, if not hastily condemned, as the short story “The Return.”1 This is unfortunate, because if this tale is experienced within appropriate conceptual and technical contexts, it proves to be a quality work...

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