Food in the Novels of Joseph Conrad

Eating as Narrative

  • Kim Salmons

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Kim Salmons
    Pages 1-17
  3. Kim Salmons
    Pages 19-45
  4. Kim Salmons
    Pages 97-116
  5. Kim Salmons
    Pages 117-120
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 121-127

About this book


This book is about the role of food in the works of Joseph Conrad, analysing the social, political and anthropological context of references to meals, eating, food production and cannibalism. It offers a new perspective on the works of Joseph Conrad and provides an accessible medium through which readers can engage with the complex theories and philosophical dilemmas that Conrad presents in his fiction. This is the only major study of food in Conrad’s works; it is unique in its interdisciplinary approach to food in that it engages with sociological, political, historical, personal and literary perspectives, thus providing a multi-dimensional approach to cultural, revolutionary, periodical and fictional representations of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This in turn, allows an interrogation of modern anxieties, embedded in cultural norms and values that can be interpreted through the way that food is prepared and eaten. 


Production Labour Trade Sociology Cultural Studies

Authors and affiliations

  • Kim Salmons
    • 1
  1. 1.St Mary’s UniversityTwickenhamUnited Kingdom

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