WRITER

Joseph Conrad

1857 - 1924

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Joseph Conrad (born Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, Polish: [ˈjuzɛf tɛˈɔdɔr ˈkɔnrat kɔʐɛˈɲɔfskʲi] (listen); 3 December 1857 – 3 August 1924) was a Polish-British writer regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language. Though he did not speak English fluently until his twenties, he came to be regarded a master prose stylist who brought a non-English sensibility into English literature. Conrad wrote stories and novels, many with a nautical setting, that depict trials of the human spirit in the midst of what he saw as an impassive, inscrutable universe.Conrad is considered an early modernist, though his works contain elements of 19th-century realism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Conrad has received more than 3,692,842 page views. His biography is available in 84 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 80 in 2019). Joseph Conrad is the 170th most popular writer (up from 174th in 2019), the 10th most popular biography from Ukraine (up from 11th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Ukrainian Writer.

Joseph Conrad is most famous for his novel, Heart of Darkness.

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Among writers, Joseph Conrad ranks 170 out of 5,794Before him are Snorri Sturluson, Petronius, Ivo Andrić, Fernando Pessoa, Juvenal, and Cyrano de Bergerac. After him are Jean Racine, Menander, Geoffrey Chaucer, François-René de Chateaubriand, Dale Carnegie, and Constantine VII.

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Contemporaries

Among people born in 1857, Joseph Conrad ranks 6Before him are Pope Pius XI, Ferdinand de Saussure, Heinrich Hertz, Clara Zetkin, and Edward Elgar. After him are Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, Henrik Pontoppidan, and Alfonso XII of Spain. Among people deceased in 1924, Joseph Conrad ranks 6Before him are Vladimir Lenin, Franz Kafka, Giacomo Puccini, Anatole France, and Woodrow Wilson. After him are Alfred Marshall, Louis Sullivan, Gabriel Fauré, Carl Spitteler, Archduchess Marie Valerie of Austria, and Frances Hodgson Burnett.

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In Ukraine

Among people born in Ukraine, Joseph Conrad ranks 10 out of 913Before him are Nikolai Gogol (1809), Sergei Prokofiev (1891), Kazimir Malevich (1879), Golda Meir (1898), Mikhail Bulgakov (1891), and John III Sobieski (1629). After him are Ilya Repin (1844), Helena Blavatsky (1831), Hafsa Sultan (1479), Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), and Kliment Voroshilov (1881).

Among WRITERS In Ukraine

Among writers born in Ukraine, Joseph Conrad ranks 3Before him are Nikolai Gogol (1809) and Mikhail Bulgakov (1891). After him are Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888), Sholem Aleichem (1859), Joseph Roth (1894), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), and Vasily Grossman (1905).