My Father, Joseph Conrad by Borys Conrad
(Oneworld Classics)

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In a book that struggles to maintain a sense of Joseph Conrad as a family man, the intimacy of Borys's personal memories is eclipsed by a side to Conrad that his son never knew.
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In this loving portrait by his son Borys, the author of Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim is observed at work and away from his desk, where he is described as a companionable father who was willing to take risky and decisive action at the outbreak of World War I in order to protect his family. However, no attempt is made to conceal the man’s weaknesses, and the crucial role his stoical wife played in keeping the family together. Providing fascinating sketches of Conrad’s most well-known literary acquaintances, including Henry James, John Galsworthy, and Ford Madox Ford, these memoirs are an absorbing read for any aficionado or student of Conrad’s great novels.
 

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Published January 1, 1970 by Putnam Pub Group. 182 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by Kristen Treen on May 26 2012

In a book that struggles to maintain a sense of Joseph Conrad as a family man, the intimacy of Borys's personal memories is eclipsed by a side to Conrad that his son never knew.

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