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Contents Acknowledgments Introduction Chapter 1. Beyond the Pillars of Hercules The Adventure Tradition and Ancient Greece · Modernist Nostalgia · Centripetal and Centrifugal Wandering (Homer, Virgil, Dante, Tennyson) · Forster's Mediterranean Ideal Succumbs to the Dust of India · Imperial Accommodations in A Passage to India Chapter 2.``The Drive to Be at Home Everywhere'' Exile vs. Nationalism in Said's Secular Criticism · Excursus on Ulysses, Nationalism, and Mimesis · Transcendental Homelessness (Lukács) · Blumenberg on ``Reoccupation'' · Drawn into the God-Shaped Vacuum · Colonial Occupation as Failed Reoccupation · Literature as Redemptive Memory Chapter 3. Conrad's Weariness ``Remorse and Power'': Karain and the Queen Hades and the Burden of the Past · Gilt Sixpence, Golden Jubilee · Emasculating Specters · Jubilee Redemption · Gilt Lettering; or, Writing and Redemption Redemption and Belatedness in Lord Jim and Heart of Darkness Rescuers in Need of Rescue (Conrad's Nonfiction) · Not Quite Gods (Jim and Kurtz) · Jim's Survivor Guilt, a ``Created Terror of the Imagination'' · The Mad Lie of Rejuvenation in the East · Mournful Africa · Marlow's Renunciation A State of Terror: Nostromo's Dynamite Historicization in Nostromo Criticism · Occidental Weariness, A Father's Unnatural Error · Reoccupation Via Dynamite · Body Politic as Corpus Dei; or, The Death of the Father Chapter 4. Shadows of a ``Silver Globe'': Woolf's Reconfiguration of the Darkness Avenues to Greece · ``I Think of the Greeks as Naked Black Men'' · ``What's the Truth of It All?''; or, Spheres of Being · Sea Voyages and Shipwrecks · Tunnels, Corridors, Caves · Reality without Totality? · Vision Liberated from Redemption? Epilogue: Circling Home Works Cited Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: English fiction 20th century History and criticism, Imperialism in literature, Forster, E, M, (Edward Morgan), 1879-1970, Passage to India, Conrad, Joseph, 1857-1924, Heart of darkness, Epic literature, English History and criticism, Woolf, Virginia, 1882-1941, Voyage out, Modernism (Literature) Great Britain, Colonies in literature