New PDF release: A Joseph Conrad Companion

By Ted Billy,Leonard Orr

Best often called 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 principally remarkable, for he was once born in a Ukrainian region of Poland below Czarist Russian rule and commenced a sea occupation in France. He joined the British service provider fleet, and his travels took him to ecu 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 really at domestic anyplace, 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 state squire and guy of letters. Like many writers, his works mirror his studies. curiosity in his writings has turn into in particular powerful, in gentle in their courting to marginality and postcolonialism.

As a reference booklet, this quantity is a complete 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 nation of biographical examine on Conrad and gives an invaluable context for forthcoming his works. The bankruptcy that follows builds at the biography via discussing the significance of Conrad's letters to our figuring out of his lifestyles and writings. extra chapters learn each 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 gives a mix of precis and unique scholarship. hence the amount presents very important biographical, bibliographical, and contextual info to these readers new to Conrad, whereas it concurrently offers skilled readers a wealth of clean serious perspectives.

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