Joseph Conrad Born J Zef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski 3 December 1857 3 August 1924 Was A Polish British Writer Regarded As One Of The Greatest Novelists To Write In The English Language He Was Granted British Nationality In 1886 But Always Considered Himself A Pole Though He Did Not Speak English Fluently Until He Was In His Twenties And Always With A Marked Accent , He Was A Master Prose Stylist Who Brought A Distinctly Non English Sensibility Into English Literature He Wrote Stories And Novels, Many With A Nautical Setting, That Depict Trials Of The Human Spirit In The Midst Of An Impassive, Inscrutable Universe Joseph Conrad Is Considered An Early Modernist, Though His Works Still Contain Elements Of Nineteenth Century Realism His Narrative Style And Anti Heroic Characters Have Influenced Many Authors, Including T S Eliot, William Faulkner, Graham Greene, And Recently Salman Rushdie Many Films Have Been Adapted From, Or Inspired By, Conrad S Works Writing In The Heyday Of The British Empire, Conrad Drew On His Native Poland S National Experiences And On His Personal Experiences In The French And British Merchant Navies To Create Short Stories And Novels That Reflect Aspects Of A European Dominated World, While Profoundly Exploring Human Psychology Appreciated Early On By Literary Critics, His Fiction And Nonfiction Have Since Been Seen As Almost Prophetic, In The Light Of Subsequent National And International Disasters Of The 20th And 21st Centuries.
Joseph Conrad born J zef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski was a Polish born English novelist who today is most famous for Heart of Darkness, his fictionalized account of Colonial Africa.Conrad left his native Poland in his middle teens to avoid conscription into the Russian Army He joined the French Merchant Marine and briefly employed himself as a wartime gunrunner He then began to work aboard Br
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