Joseph Conrad Film Screening
Joseph Conrad Club

A film on the life of Josef Teodor Konrad Walecz Korzeniowski, considered by many to be one of the greatest novelists and prose stylists in English literature.


12/12/04 - 12/12/04


A film on the life of Josef Teodor Konrad Walecz Korzeniowski, considered by many to be one of the greatest novelists and prose stylists in English literature.

Marked by a distinctive, opulent prose style, Conrad?s novels combine realism and high drama. Their settings include nautical backgrounds as well as high society, and international politics.

Conrad was a skilled creator of atmosphere and character; the impact of various situations was augmented by his use of symbolism. He portrayed acutely the conflict between non-western cultures and modern civilization. His characters exhibit the possibilities for isolation and moral deterioration in modern life.

He was born of Poland parents in 1857 in Berdychiv, a city that at the time was under Russian rule, but is now part of the Ukraine.

His notable early works include The Nigger of the Narcissus (1897), Lord Jim (1900), and the novellas Youth (1902), Heart of Darkness (1902), and Typhoon (1903). The novels Nostromo (1904), The Secret Agent (1907), Under Western Eyes (1911), and Chance (1913) are regarded by many as Conrad?s greatest works.

Director
Bohdan Raczkowski

Tags: Film, Polish, New Europe, 2004