Joseph Conrad “A Personal Record” – book review

This is not a chronological autobiography – Conrad doesn’t go through all the events of his life. Instead, he focuses on what one might call turning points: when he decided to join the navy, when he wrote his first novel, when he revisited his hometown after 20 years absence. The whole is a carefully crafted meditation on what it means for him to be a writer. … Continue reading Joseph Conrad “A Personal Record” – book review

Joseph Conrad “Typhoon and Other Tales” – book review

Joseph Conrad’s  Typhoon and Other Tales – a book review This short Oxford University Press edition includes four short stories by Joseph Conrad: Typhoon, Falk, Amy Foster and The Secret Sharer, and a very useful introduction. I loved it. I do not typically read shorter fiction, but these stories were incredibly satisfying in their sense of completeness and wholenesss as works of art. Nabokov once said in his Lectures … Continue reading Joseph Conrad “Typhoon and Other Tales” – book review

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature created by The Broke and the Bookish . The theme for this week is “Back To School Freebie”, which means anything “back to school” related  “10 favorite books I read in school”, books I think should be required reading… etc I don’t think I can do 10 favourite books I read in school in English, as I went to school in Poland, and … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday

Stacking the Shelves Saturday

Stacking The Shelves is a book tag hosted by Tynga’s Reviews and Reading Reality, which is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, be it physical or virtual. This week I made use of the book vouchers that I got for my birthday. We are celebrating the year of Joseph Conrad this year, as it’s his 160th birthday. In order to celebrate, … Continue reading Stacking the Shelves Saturday