Conradology: A Celebration of the Work of Joseph Conrad (Paperback)
Polish-British Joseph Conrad is regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. To celebrate his name, as well as his vision, this anthology brings together specially commissioned short stories and essays, written in English or Polish (the latter being translated into English), which celebrate, respond to and critique the literary legacy of Joseph Conrad. Including 16 of Britain and Poland’s most revered fiction writers and critics, this collection will demonstrate Conrad’s enduring relevance in both countries, bringing together the themes that shaped his own life and work—the sea, colonialism, war, travel—in conceptual essays, near futuristic tales, and new journeys through the heart of darkness.
Becky Harrison is the Engagement Manager at Comma Press and works on the marketing and press of Comma books, and the delivery of events including the National Creative Writing Graduate Fair. She has an academic background rooted in Cultural Studies, having gained her BA at the University of Leeds and her MA at the University of Amsterdam, where she developed a thesis on feminist science fiction. Since returning to the UK, she has worked for a number of northern arts festivals, moved back up to Leeds, and joined Comma in the summer of 2016. Magda Raczynska (b. 1974) is a graduate of Sociology at Warsaw University (MA, PhD) and Goldsmiths (MA in Contemporary Art Theory), author of texts on art, culture and politics published in numerous magazines, newspapers, exhibition catalogues, books and the online blog whatevermaida.blogsome.com. She currently works at the Polish Cultural Institute in London where she curates the literary program.
"[A] superb and timely collection of short stories and non-fiction essays... The sheer diversity and brevity of narratives selected by the editors ensures the readers’ satisfaction." —A.M. Bakalar, The Glasgow Review of Books