The Secret Sharer | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Edward W. Said

This literature criticism consists of approximately 8 pages of analysis & critique of The Secret Sharer.
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Critical Essay by Edward W. Said

SOURCE: "The Craft of the Present," in Joseph Conrad and the Fiction of Autobiography, Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 1966, pp. 120-36.

Said is a prominent American educator and critic who has written widely on modern critical theories. In the following excerpt, he analyzes autobiographical elements in "The Secret Sharer."

The much-discussed "The Secret Sharer" (completed in 1909) most skillfully dramatizes Conrad's concerns at this time. It is important to say at once that I am not considering the story as a Jungian fable. "The Secret Sharer" seems more interesting to me as a study in the actualized structure of doubleness—thus I treat it as an intellectual story of qualified emotional force. The story's opening is quite similar to the openings of its precursors, differing from them only in...

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