- NAME: Joseph Conrad
- OCCUPATION: Writer
- BIRTH DATE: December 03, 1857
- DEATH DATE: August 03, 1924
- Did You Know?: Joseph Conrad's novel Heart of Darkness inspired Francis Ford Coppola's film Apocalypse Now.
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Berdichev (now Berdychiv), Ukraine
- PLACE OF DEATH: Canterbury, England, United Kingdom
- Originally: Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski
- Full Name: Joseph Conrad
- AKA: Joseph Conrad Korzeniowski
- AKA: Jósef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski
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The British writer Joseph Conrad is remembered for novels like Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim, which drew on his experience as a mariner and addressed profound themes of nature and existence.
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Conrad was interested in showing "psycho-political" situations that drew parallels between the inner lives of single characters and the broader sweep of human history.
Conrad continued to achieve success as an author, publishing such further novels as Nostromo (1904) and The Secret Agent (1907), short-story collections and a memoir titled A Personal Record (1912). Many of his major works first appeared as serialized pieces in magazines,
followed by the publication of the complete novel. As his career progressed, Conrad also collected income through reprints of his novels and the sale of film rights for several books.
Over the last two decades of his life, Conrad produced more autobiographical writings and novels, including The Arrow of Gold and The Rescue. His final novel, The Rover, was published in 1923. Conrad died of a heart attack on August 3, 1924, at his home in Canterbury, England.
Conrad's work influenced numerous later 20th century writers, from T.S. Eliot and Graham Greene to Virginia Woolf, Albert Camus and William Faulkner. His books have been translated into dozens of languages and are still taught in schools and universities.
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