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January 11, 2020
5.25 X 8.0 X 0.3 inches | 0.34 pounds
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About the Author
Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) is a Polish-born British writer who ranks amongst the greatest English novelists and stylists. His work draws on two adventuresome decades he spent at sea in the merchant marines, and, briefly, as a seaman on a steamboat in the Belgian Congo. Gripping and psychologically sophisticated, Conrad's diverse characters seek meaning but also fame and fortune in a world quite suddenly shrunk to navigable proportions during the era of European colonial expansion. Few other works have seared this fraught history into the world's conscience with such lasting impact. Conrad died in 1924 and is buried in Canterbury, England.
Ulrich Baer holds degrees from Harvard and Yale University, and is University Professor at New York University. He has translated texts by Rainer Maria Rilke, Hannah Arendt, and others, and published numerous books on literature, photography, and culture.
"His books are full of moments of vision. They light up a whole character in a flash....He could not write badly, one feels, to save his life."