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At the Heart of Conrad

April 16th 2018

GINA CHALLEN looks at new stories and essays inspired by the work of Joseph Conrad in the anthology, Conradology: ‘Not only do the writers embrace the spirit of his legacy by way of style and setting, but take his recurring themes, and see them with fresh eyes…’

Gentlemen, Welcome to Dubai

June 14th 2017

DR CHRIS MACHELL on short story adaptations: this month Machell delves into Apocalypse Now, Francis Ford Coppola’s 1979 adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness, as well as the more recent, subsequent adaptation into brutal video game, Spec Ops: The Line.

Stranger on the Shore

October 6th 2014

STEPHEN DEVEREUX sees the modern world reflected in Joseph Conrad’s tragic story of a shipwrecked migrant: A lesser writer might have been content with the telling of a story of how a poor uneducated girl overcomes the xenophobia of a rural community, but Conrad has only just begun.

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