A Joseph Conrad Companion by Ted Billy,Leonard Orr

By Ted Billy,Leonard Orr

Best referred to as the writer of Heart of Darkness (1899), Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is among the most generally taught writers in English. His mastery of the English language is mainly outstanding, for he used to be born in a Ukrainian region of Poland lower than Czarist Russian rule and started a sea profession in France. He joined the British service provider fleet, and his travels took him to eu imperial outposts all through Asia, South the US, and Africa. To cross the monotonous time on land among trips, he started to write fiction in English. by no means fairly at domestic at any place, he spoke a thickly accented mixture of English, Polish, and French. He occasionally posed as a flirtatious Frenchman, a fallen Polish nobleman, and an English nation squire and guy of letters. Like many writers, his works mirror his stories. curiosity in his writings has develop into in particular powerful, in gentle in their dating to marginality and postcolonialism.

As a reference e-book, this quantity is a accomplished advisor to Conrad's existence and enduring literary legacy. a gap biographical bankruptcy tells the tale of his problems, adventures, and achievements. It additionally summarizes the present kingdom of biographical learn on Conrad and offers an invaluable context for drawing close his works. The bankruptcy that follows builds at the biography by way of discussing the significance of Conrad's letters to our realizing of his lifestyles and writings. extra chapters research every one of his significant works, whereas others handle clusters of his later novels, his brief fiction, and his essays and memoirs. each one bankruptcy is written through knowledgeable contributor and provides a mixture of precis and unique scholarship. therefore the amount presents vital biographical, bibliographical, and contextual details to these readers new to Conrad, whereas it concurrently supplies skilled readers a wealth of clean serious perspectives.

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