Polish-born Joseph Conrad is regarded as a highly influential author, and his works are seen as a precursor to modernist literature. His often tragic insight into the human condition in novels such as Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent is unrivalled by his contemporaries.
Polish-born Joseph Conrad is regarded as a highly influential author, and his works are seen as a precursor to modernist literature. His often tragic insight into the human condition in novels such as Heart of Darkness and The Secret Agent is unrivalled by his contemporaries. See less
The following is a personality profile of Joseph Conrad based on his work.
Joseph Conrad is shrewd and somewhat insensitive.
He is imaginative, he has a wild imagination. He is laid-back as well: he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. But, Joseph Conrad is also calm under pressure: he handles unexpected events calmly and effectively.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for well-being.
He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers independence to guide a large part of what he does: he likes to set his own goals to decide how to best achieve them.
"Now when I was a little chap I had a passion for maps. I would look for hours at South America, or Africa, or Australia, and lose myself in all the glories of exploration. At that time there were ... Read More
MIRROR OF THE SEA is a first-rate account by Joseph Conrad but this edition, by someone called "First Rate Publishers", is nearly unreadable. The print is microscopic and the chapters are organized ... Read More
This is an excellent novel. Unfortunately, after I ordered it, the seller discovered that he or she did not have the copy I ordered. Hence, I never saw the Folio Society edition, the one I wished ... Read More
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