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Speak, Memory

The true story of Aleksandar Hemon begins in a country that no longer exists. It's an ancient story: a young man examines his surroundings (in this case,...

Inside Congo

The forests and backwaters of Congo, and the world they hide within them, have long fascinated those with a passion for the unknown. In Heart of Darkness, Joseph...

Pitt Stop

If Joseph Conrad and the set designers of Raiders of the Lost Ark ever curated a museum, the result might be something like Oxford's Pitt Rivers, tel: (44-1865)...

Oxford: Pitt Stop

If Joseph Conrad and the set designers of Raiders of the Lost Ark ever curated a museum, the result might be something like Oxford's Pitt Rivers, tel: (44-1865)...

Mad Music

More than a century after Heart of Darkness was first published, Joseph Conrad's haunting novella continues to cast an immense shadow. His short masterpiece has...

Books: Sea Changes

JOSEPH CONRAD by Roger Tennant Atheneum;276 pages; $16.95 Most writers sail the oceans of their imaginations. Joseph Conrad navigated real oceans and lived a...

Books: An Outcast of the Islands

JOSEPH CONRAD: THE THREE LIVES by Frederick R. Karl Farrar, Straus & Giroux; 1008 pages; $25 Like all major artists, Joseph Conrad was a cartographer of the...

Books: It Was All True

THE SEA YEARS by Jerry Allen. 368 pages. Doubleday. $6.95. "I never could invent an effective lie," Novelist Joseph Conrad once confessed. In this richly...

The Soviets: Half a World Lies Open

Leonid Brezhnev leaves a vacuum greater than the man who filled it Suddenly the Soviet Union demands our scrutiny again: the deep chasm peered at impolitely by...

Books: Pole with British Tar

THE SEA DREAMER (321 pp.)—Gerard Jean-Aubry—Doubleday ($4.50). While academic critics have been busy for a generation flensing Melville's whale and rendering...

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