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Late Imperial Romance

  • Published Date: 1994

John A. McClure
Verso, 1994

altProfessor John McClure charts the course of decline, first in the works of Joseph Conrad, chronicler of high imperialism's contradictions, then in the post-war fictions of Joan Didion, Robert Stone and Thomas Pynchon. He maps the complex field of romantic ideology where one can at once excoriate imperialist adventures and yet savor their taste.

Review essays of Late Imperial Romance by  Kathryn Hume (American Literature)