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 mainly awesome, for he was once born in a Ukrainian zone of Poland below Czarist Russian rule and commenced 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 USA, and Africa. To move 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 kingdom squire and guy of letters. Like many writers, his works mirror his studies. curiosity in his writings has turn into specially robust, in mild in their courting to marginality and postcolonialism.
As a reference e-book, this quantity is a accomplished advisor to Conrad's stricken existence and enduring literary legacy. a gap biographical bankruptcy tells the tale of his problems, adventures, and achievements. It additionally summarizes the present nation of biographical learn on Conrad and gives an invaluable context for coming near near his works. The bankruptcy that follows builds at the biography by means of discussing the significance of Conrad's letters to our figuring out of his existence and writings. extra chapters study each 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 by way of knowledgeable contributor and gives a mix of precis and unique scholarship. hence the quantity offers vital biographical, bibliographical, and contextual info to these readers new to Conrad, whereas it concurrently provides skilled readers a wealth of unpolluted serious perspectives.
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