The Collected Letters of Joseph Conrad, 第 6 巻

"This is the second of the projected eight-volume edition comprising all the surviving letters of Joseph Conrad. Once completed the edition will have assembled over 3,500 letters, one third of them as yet unpublished and many others only published before in inaccurate versions. The period covered by this volume, 1898-1902, was one of considerable achievement and anxiety for Conrad. The birth of his first child, the death of Stephen Crane, the murder of a friend's son, an encounter with an early X-ray machine, imperial wars in Cuba and South Africa - these events forced Conrad to face the problems of identity in terms of family, nation, history, and the cosmic order. This is also the period of 'Youth', 'Amy Foster', 'Typhoon', Lord Jim, and 'Heart of Darkness'. Often funny, always thoughtful, full of verbal energy even in the toils of severe depression, the letters in Volume Two present Conrad at a crucial though vulnerable moment of his life and literary career."--Publisher's description of v. 2

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List of plates
List of holders of letters
Published sources of letters
Other frequently cited works
Chronology 19171919
Introduction to Volume Six
Conrads correspondents 19171919
Editorial procedures
Silent corrections to the text
Corrigenda for Volume 45

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著者について (1983)

Joseph Conrad is recognized as one of the 20th century's greatest English language novelists. He was born Jozef Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski on December 3, 1857, in the Polish Ukraine. His father, a writer and translator, was from Polish nobility, but political activity against Russian oppression led to his exile. Conrad was orphaned at a young age and subsequently raised by his uncle. At 17 he went to sea, an experience that shaped the bleak view of human nature which he expressed in his fiction. In such works as Lord Jim (1900), Youth (1902), and Nostromo (1904), Conrad depicts individuals thrust by circumstances beyond their control into moral and emotional dilemmas. His novel Heart of Darkness (1902), perhaps his best known and most influential work, narrates a literal journey to the center of the African jungle. This novel inspired the acclaimed motion picture Apocalypse Now. After the publication of his first novel, Almayer's Folly (1895), Conrad gave up the sea. He produced thirteen novels, two volumes of memoirs, and twenty-eight short stories. He died on August 3, 1924, in England.

Laurence Davies is Research Associate Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Dartmouth College and co-author of Cunninghame Graham: A Critical Biography.

Frederick R. Karl is Professor of English at New York University. Among his books are Joseph Conrad: The Three Lives, American Fictions: 1940-1980, Modern and Modernism: The Sovereignty of the Artist 1885-1925, and Franz Kafka: Representative Man.

Owen Knowles is Fellow at the University of Hull, he is the author of A Conrad Chronology (1989), An Annotated Critical Bibliography of Joseph Conrad (1992) and co-author of The Oxford Reader's Companion to Joseph Conrad (2000). His edited works include the Everyman edition of Conrad's Almayer's Folly (1995), A Portrait in Letters: Correspondence to and about Joseph Conrad (with J. H Stape, 1996) and several volumes of essays.