A Personal Record

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Sprache - Englisch

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A Personal Record is an autobiographical work (or "fragment of the biography") by Joseph Conrad, published in 1912. Joseph Conrad was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he came to be regarded as a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature.

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Joseph Conrad, born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857, in Berdychiv, Ukraine, then part of the Russian Empire, is a literary figure of colossal significance. Conrad's works, rooted in his experiences as a mariner, offer profound psychological insights and critiques of colonialism and imperialism. His writing is marked by a complex narrative style and a deep concern for the vagaries of human nature and the moral dilemmas faced by individuals. 'A Personal Record' (1912) offers a glimpse into Conrad's own life, providing readers with an autobiographical insight into the formation of his artistic consciousness. It recounts his formative years in Poland and France, his early sea voyages, and the development of his literary career. Conrad's mastery of the English language is striking, given that it was his third language, after Polish and French. His other distinguished works include 'Heart of Darkness' (1899), 'Lord Jim' (1900), and 'Nostromo' (1904), each a testament to his narrative prowess and his ability to probe the depths of the human psyche. Conrad's influence reaches far and wide, touching on themes of existentialism and narrative innovation, which later writers like T.S. Eliot and William Faulkner would echo. He passed away on August 3, 1924, in Bishopsbourne, England, leaving behind a legacy that endures in modern literature.

Produkt Details

Verlag: DigiCat

Genre: Sprache - Englisch

Sprache: English

Umfang: 111 Seiten

Größe: 474,8 KB

ISBN: 8596547305699