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?]