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The Life Of Joseph Conrad: A Critical Biography

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'I cannot think of a better introduction to Conrad as a total phenomenon - the man, the artist, the ensemble of texts - than John Batchelor's new critical biography. In a deft, lively, and imaginative way, the book interweaves a narrative of Conrad's life, a concise view of his fiction, and a critical discussion of the scholarly response to his writings... Batchelor's crit ...more
Hardcover, 368 pages
Published December 1st 1993 by Blackwell Publishers
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Oct 16, 2014 Pastor Ben rated it really liked it
It performed admirably the task for which I bought it: to examine the writing of Joseph Conrad in light of his life. I can't say that it was a page turner. But I appreciated it.
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John Batchelor was educated at The King's School, Canterbury, and at Cambridge (and at the University of New Brunswick, in Canada). After the Cambridge Ph D he was a lecturer at Birmingham University, then a Fellow of New College, Oxford, and for the last phase of his career he was the Joseph Cowen Professor of English Literature at Newcastle University and is now an Emeritus Professor of that Uni ...more
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