The Art of Joseph Conrad: A Critical Symposium

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NOTES

Unless otherwise designated, all references to Conrad's works are to the Canterbury Edition.

1.
Nigger, p. xii. Also Edward Noble, ed., Five Letters by Joseph Conrad Written to Edward Noble in 1895 ( London: Privately Printed, 1925), p. 11.
2.
The Shadow Line: A Confession, p. viii. He called Scevola, in The Rover, "to be frank about it, a pathological case" ( Life and Letters, II, 326).
3.
Life and Letters, II, 78.
4.
Nostromo, p. vii.
5.
Page xi.
6.
Page vii.
7.
Life and Letters, II, 116. Writing about his work to Doubleday, Page and Company in 1913, he commented somewhat acrimoniously: "Is it interesting? Well, I have been and am being translated into all the European languages, except Spanish and Italian. They would hardly do that for a bore" (Ibid., II, 147).
8.
Rescue, p. x.
9.
Life and Letters, II, 68.
10.
Ibid., II, 139. Similar statements appear in Tales of Unrest (p. ix): "The sustained invention of a really telling lie demands a talent which I do not possess"; and in The Arrow of Gold: A Story between Two Notes (p. ix): "In the case of this book I was unable to supplement these deficiencies by the exercise of my inventive faculty. It was never very strong; and on this occasion its use would have seemed exceptionally dishonest."
11.
Set of Six, pp. ix-x.
12.
Personal Record, p. xvii. He communicated the same information to Curle ( Last Twelve Years, p. 36) and Mégroz ( Joseph Conrad's Mind and Method, p. 41).
13.
Youth and Gaspar Ruiz ( London and Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd. [ 1920]), p. 167.
14.
Letter to Mme. Poradowska dated "Samedi" and assigned by Dr. Gee to Saturday, August 18, 1894 ( Yale).
15.
Personal Record, p. xvii, and Nigger, p. xiv.
16.
Letters from Joseph Conrad, p. 59.
17.
Life and Letters, II, 14.
18.
Personal Record, pp. xv-xvi.
19.
Last Essays, p. 80. Also Arrow of Gold, p. ix.
20.
"But if I had not got to know Almayer pretty well it is almost certain there would never have been a line of mine in print" ( Personal Record, p. 87).
21.
Nigger, p. xiv.
22.
Personal Record, pp. 87-89, Nigger, pp. 172-173, and Youth, pp. 41-42.
23.
Life and Letters, II, 147.
24.
Shadow Line, p. ix.
25.
See Conrad on the relative importance of subject and treatment ( Letters from Joseph Conrad, pp. 292-293, and Life and Letters, II, 54).
26.
"Conrad After Fourteen Years," Yale University Library Gazette, XIII ( July, 1938), 6.
27.
Life and Letters, II, 316.
28.
Within the Tides: Tales, p. viii.
29.
Richard Curle, ed., Conrad to a Friend ( Garden City, New York: Doubleday, Doran and Company, Inc., 1928), p. 153. The suggestion was taken: see the almost verbatim use of this sentence and other parts of the letter in Curle "History of Mr. Conrad's Books" (London Times Literary Supplement, no. 1,128 [ August 30, 1923], 570).

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