The Conradian : the Journal of the Joseph Conrad Society (U.K.)

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 2, Autumn

Art out of Bread-Winning: Conrad and the Question of the Plimsoll Man
THIS ESSAY'S STARTING POINT is the question of whether Conrad's portrayal of the Plimsoll man in The Nigger of the ""Narcissus" may be dismissed as irredeemably reactionary and conservative and what this might mean, more generally, for a reading of this...
Conrad and Captain Marris: A Biographical Note
Dedicating A VOLUME to someone is usually an act of gratitude and a testimony to close friendship or is an act of homage that partakes of both of these. Conrad's dedications prove no exception to this rule with both his personal friends - Adolph Krieger,...
Conrad and "Europe's Greatest Feminist"
CONRADIANS have long speculated about a "source" for Peter Ivanovitch in Under Western Eyes. They have suggested Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, Kropotkin, Bakunin, Gubaryov in Turgenev's Smoke, Felix Volkhovsky - even Ford Madox Hueffer,1 but none quite lives...
Conrad to the New York Times: An Unpublished Letter of August 1901
THIS PREVIOUSLY UNPUBLISHED letter to the New York Times accompanied Conrad's contribution to the New York Times Saturday Review of Books and Art also dated 2 August 1901. The latter was his response to a review of The Inheritors that had appeared in...
Figure and Ground in "Heart of Darkness"
THE SUPPOSED SINKING of the Patna in Lord Jim illustrates the power of belief. Fearing that the ship is sinking, Jim and other crew members jump overboard. Then, shivering in a lifeboat, and thinking they have narrowly escaped drowning, the shaken men...
Four New Conrad Items in the Late Stanley J. Seeger Sale of Conradiana
BILLED AS "the greatest single author collection pertaining to a modern writer to come to auction within living memory" by Sotheby's Books and Manuscripts Senior Specialist Peter Selley (Brown 2013), the sale of the late Stanley J. Seeger's Joseph Conrad...
"It Was Very Quiet There": The Contaminating Soundscapes of "Heart of Darkness"
TO A significant extent, "Heart of Darkness" is a story about resistance to sensory input. Far from being a narrative communicated through sense impressions, the story is related mainly through a consciousness that is trying to avoid engaging with the...
"Joseph Conrad's" Typewriter at the Canterbury Heritage Museum
IN HIS BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH of Conrad's secretary, Lilian Mary Hallowes, David Miller claims that the "Corona typewriter" that she "used for Mr Conrad's work" and that she requested back a month after the author's death "is currently on exhibit" in the...
The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad
The Cambridge Edition of the Works of Joseph Conrad The Shadow-Tine: A Confession Edited by J. H. Stape and Allan H. Simmons, with an Introduction by Owen Knowles Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2013 lvii + 287 pp. ?70/$120FIRST PUBLISHED IN book...
The Readable across "Heart of Darkness"
"HEART OF DARKNESS" is almost neurotic in its attention to the limits of the narratable, the difficulty of articulation, and obstacles to comprehension. As a result, that which is narrated and understood without marked effort acquires an exceptional...
The Secret Secret Sharer
The subject of this essay is a secret.Conrad wrote "The Secret Sharer" in late 1909, after a visit from Captain Carl M. Marris of Penang revived memories of his own adventures in the East as a young man. It was also as a distraction or relief from his...
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.