Daniel Melnick is an associate professor of English at Cleveland State University. He has published essays on music and modern novelists including Joyce and Proust, a study of Yeats’s image of culture, and fiction and reviews. He has received an NEH research fellowship for 1982-1983.
Dec 01 1982
The Morality of Conrad's Imagination
In a letter written as he was beginning Lord Jim, Conrad describes the problem of discerning and firmly holding the values by which life may be lived, and his remarks identify an issue central to the reading and criticism of his works: the difficulty of defining Conrad’s values.