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Conradology

(2017)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
A merchant sailor works for a decade, captaining a yacht up and down the coasts of Malaysia, in the hope that his crooked employer will stay true to a promise...

Years after a pandemic sweeps across Europe, wiping out its all-white population, a pilgrim returns to his Polish birthplace in search of the only other non-white kid he knew at school...

An inscrutable hotelier loses his composure when a secret passage is discovered in his hotel, leading to a mysterious room and a previously hidden existence...

Born in what is now Ukraine to Polish parents, naturalised as a British citizen, and schooled on the high seas of international commerce, Joseph Conrad was a true citizen of the world. His novels bore witness to the dehumanising repercussions of empire, explored a world in which state-sponsored terrorism ruined individuals' lives, and pioneered complex narrative structures and subjective points-of-view in what was to become the first wave of literary modernism.

To mark his 160th birthday, 14 authors and critics from Britain, Poland and elsewhere have come together to celebrate his legacy with new pieces of fiction and non-fiction. Conrad felt that the writer's task was to offer 'that glimpse of truth for which you have forgotten to ask.' In an age of increasing isolationism, these celebrations remind you of the value of such glimpses.

Edited by Becky Harrison & Magda Raczynska, featuring fiction by Paul Theroux, Kamila Shamsie, Wojciech Orlinski, Sarah Schofield, Zoe Gilbert, Farah Ahamed, Grazyna Plebanek, SJ Bradley, Agnieszka Dale and Giles Foden, and non-fiction by Jacek Dukaj, Jan Krasnowolski, Dr Richard Niland and foreword by Professor Robert Hampson.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Paperback Editions

November 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Conradology
Author(s): SJ Bradley, Giles Foden, Jacek Dukaj, Worciech Orlinski, Agnieszka Dale, Paul Theroux, Jan Krasnowolski, Grazyna Plebanek, Kamila Shamsie, Zoe Gilbert, Sarah Schofield, Richard Niland, Farah Ahamed
ISBN: 1-910974-33-1 / 978-1-910974-33-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Comma Press
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Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Conradology: A celebration of the work of Joseph Conrad
Author(s): Paul Theroux, Kamila Shamsie, Wojciech Orlinski, Sarah Schofield, Zoe Gilbert, Farah Ahamed, Grazyna Plebanek, SJ Bradley, Agnieszka Dale, Giles Foden
Publisher: Comma Press
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