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Critical Essay by Carl Schaffer

SOURCE: Schaffer, Carl. “Conrad's Leggatt and the Jewish Golem: Where Parallel Lines Meet.” In Joseph Conrad: East European, Polish and Worldwide, edited by Wieslaw Krajka, pp. 201-13. New York: Columbia University Press, 1999.

In the following essay, Schaffer contends that the character of Leggatt in “The Secret Sharer” is a figure drawn from the Jewish legend of the Golem.

Conrad's novella “The Secret Sharer” has been widely recognized as an allegory of a descent into the self, a remarkable story so resonant that Albert Guerard places it “among the first—one is tempted to say only—symbolist masterpieces in English fiction” (Guerard, 14-15). Whatever the final evaluation may be, certainly the strongest symbolic component is the compelling and elemental figure of...

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