IN THE REVIEW

Conrad’s Politics

In the Shadow of the Pillar: The Political Novels of Joseph Conrad

by Eloise Knapp Hay
Charles Gould’s fits of abstraction depicted the energetic concentration of a will haunted by a fixed idea. A man haunted by a fixed idea is insane. He is dangerous even if that idea is an idea of justice… —Nostromo The ideas (that live) should be combatted, not the men …