By Ted Billy,Leonard Orr
Best referred to as the writer of Heart of Darkness (1899), Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is likely one of the most generally taught writers in English. His mastery of the English language is principally amazing, for he was once born in a Ukrainian quarter of Poland below Czarist Russian rule and started a sea profession in France. He joined the British service provider fleet, and his travels took him to ecu imperial outposts all through Asia, South the US, and Africa. To go the monotonous time on land among trips, he started to write fiction in English. by no means rather at domestic wherever, 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 replicate his reviews. curiosity in his writings has turn into particularly powerful, in gentle in their courting to marginality and postcolonialism.
As a reference ebook, this quantity is a entire advisor to Conrad's afflicted lifestyles and enduring literary legacy. a gap biographical bankruptcy tells the tale of his problems, adventures, and achievements. It additionally summarizes the present country of biographical study on Conrad and gives an invaluable context for coming near near his works. The bankruptcy that follows builds at the biography by way of discussing the significance of Conrad's letters to our figuring out of his existence and writings. extra chapters study every one of his significant works, whereas others deal with clusters of his later novels, his brief fiction, and his essays and memoirs. every one bankruptcy is written via knowledgeable contributor and provides a mixture of precis and unique scholarship. therefore the quantity offers vital biographical, bibliographical, and contextual details to these readers new to Conrad, whereas it at the same time provides skilled readers a wealth of unpolluted serious perspectives.
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