Joseph Conrad Biography

Joseph Conrad was a Polish author who wrote in English after settling in England. He was granted British nationality in 1886, but always considered himself a Pole. Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists in English, though he did not speak the language fluently until he was in his twenties. He wrote stories and novels, often with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of an indifferent universe. He was a master prose stylist who brought a distinctly non-English sensibility into English literature.

While some of his works have a strain of Romanticism, his works are viewed as modernist literature. His narrative style and anti-heroic characters have influenced many authors, including D. H. Lawrence, T.S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, William Faulkner, Gerald Basil Edwards, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, Graham Greene, Malcolm Lowry, William Golding, William S. Burroughs, Joseph Heller, Italo Calvino, Gabriel García Márquez, J. G. Ballard, Chinua Achebe, John le Carré, V. S. Naipaul, Philip Roth, Hunter S. Thompson, J. M. Coetzee, Stephen Donaldson and Salman Rushdie. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Joseph Conrad
Full Name:
Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski
Nationality:
United Kingdom
Profession:
Writer, Novelist, Author
Ethnicity:
Poles
Religion:
Atheism, Catholicism
Date of Birth:
December 3, 1857
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
August 3, 1924
Age at Death:
66
Cause of Death:
Myocardial infarction
Marriages
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