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Critical Essay by Brian Richardson

SOURCE: Richardson, Brian. “Construing Conrad's ‘The Secret Sharer’: Suppressed Narratives, Subaltern Reception, and the Art of Interpretation.” Studies in the Novel 33, no. 3 (fall 2001): 306-21.

In the following essay, Richardson argues that the narrator of “The Secret Sharer” is an unreliable narrator, and that the narrative may be read as a “skeptical parody” of the Romantic literary theme of the doppelganger.

“The Secret Sharer” may well appear to be profoundly multivalent, even to the point of self-contradiction. It is at the same time both a writerly text that invites a wide variety of incompatible interpretations and, curiously, a readerly text that is quite explicitly about accuracy in interpretation as it repeatedly stages, thematizes, and evaluates interpretive acts. The critical literature, however, has generally...

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