Four views of Joseph Conrad

Four views of Joseph Conrad

A close artist friend made this for my birthday. It hangs at the bottom of our stairs so I get to contemplate it on a daily basis.

So why Joseph Conrad?

Because he wrote in English – but his first language was Polish.

Because he left his first manuscript on a train and lost another in a railway reception room.

And because, no matter how much I love his novels, I still use less adjectives per page than the perennially purple Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski.

[Yes. I edited out the sulky bit. Didn’t you know you should always edit out the sulky bits?]

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