JOSEPH CONRAD, Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski (1857-1924)

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JOSEPH CONRAD, Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski (1857-1924)

5/12/2007 - 5/1/2008

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the Polish-born writer Joseph Conrad, and as part of the commemoration of "2007 - Joseph Conrad Year" proclaimed by UNESCO, the BNU, with the support of the Consulate General of the Polish Republic, invites you to discover the life and work of this major writer, who was one of the founders of the modern adventure novel.

Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski (1857-1924)

Joseph Conrad was a Polish-born English writer. He was considered during his lifetime above all as the author of stories about the sea, and is now held to be a very great novelist whose moralising work demonstrates mastery of the narrative technique. His books (13 novels, two volumes of memoirs, and 28 short stories) show his deep interest in the human condition and his political preoccupations. Several of his novels appear to be autobiographical, but throughout his literary work, whether fiction or essays, Conrad is above all a moralist who highlights the issues of the individual's responsibility and human solidarity. (source:

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Adventure novel

Lecture: Joseph Conrad - a cosmic Pole, by Mr Jan Zielinski

Tuesday, 11 December (6 p.m.) / BNU News Hall - entrance free of charge
Jan Zielinski is a literature specialist, critic, essay writer, translator, a former diplomat, the author of works on the European short story at the end of the nineteenth and start of the twentieth centuries, on Polish writers in exile, and curator of a number of literary exhibitions. He teaches history of Polish literature at Fribourg (Switzerland). He became professor at Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw in 2007.

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