The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad

The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad

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by Joseph Conrad
     
 

This volume presents all known Conrad letters from the years 1917-1919 in a framework which highlights their literary, historical, cultural and biographical significance. Like its predecessors, this volume includes a high proportion of previously unpublished letters, and many of those already published have appeared only in small-circulation journals. Again like its… See more details below

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This volume presents all known Conrad letters from the years 1917-1919 in a framework which highlights their literary, historical, cultural and biographical significance. Like its predecessors, this volume includes a high proportion of previously unpublished letters, and many of those already published have appeared only in small-circulation journals. Again like its predecessors, this volume is full of surprises that require us to remould our understanding of Conrad's writings. His correspondence for these years reveals his state of mind as he and his family dealt with the constant anxieties of the war-time years, and the return to a fragile peace. During this time, Conrad published three novels - The Shadow-Line, The Arrow of Gold, and The Rescue - together with a considerable amount of shorter work, was preparing for the publication of his collected works on both sides of the Atlantic, and was engaged in a critical rereading of his earlier books.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521242165
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1983
Series:
Cambridge Edition of the Letters of Joseph Conrad Series
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.14(d)

Table of Contents

List of holders of letters; Published sources of letters; Chronology, 1920–1922; Introduction; Conrad's correspondents; Editorial procedures; Letters; Indices.

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