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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 novelist and short story writer. He is regarded as one of the greatest writers 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. He wrote novels and stories, many in nautical settings, that depict crises of human individuality in the midst of what he saw as an indifferent, inscrutable and amoral world.Conrad is considered a literary impressionist by some and an early modernist by others, though his works also contain elements of 19th-century realism. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Joseph Conrad has received more than 4,396,626 page views. His biography is available in 85 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 84 in 2019). Joseph Conrad is the 152nd most popular writer (up from 170th in 2019), the 14th most popular biography from Ukraine (down from 10th 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 152 out of 5,755Before him are Murasaki Shikibu, Pindar, Elias Canetti, Ivo Andrić, Eugène Ionesco, and Heinrich Böll. After him are André Breton, Dr. Seuss, William Faulkner, Pliny the Younger, Jean Racine, and Hafez.

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Among people born in 1857, Joseph Conrad ranks 6Before him are Pope Pius XI, Ferdinand de Saussure, Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell, Heinrich Hertz, and Clara Zetkin. After him are Edward Elgar, Karl Adolph Gjellerup, Princess Beatrice of the United Kingdom, Henrik Pontoppidan, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, and William Howard Taft. Among people deceased in 1924, Joseph Conrad ranks 6Before him are Vladimir Lenin, Franz Kafka, Giacomo Puccini, Woodrow Wilson, and Anatole France. 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 14 out of 1,083Before him are Stepan Bandera (1909), Ilya Repin (1844), Golda Meir (1898), Kazimir Malevich (1879), John III Sobieski (1629), and Mikhail Bulgakov (1891). After him are Helena Blavatsky (1831), Bohdan Khmelnytsky (1595), Svetlana Alexievich (1948), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Sviatoslav I of Kiev (942), 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), Taras Shevchenko (1814), Anna Akhmatova (1889), Leopold von Sacher-Masoch (1836), Joseph Roth (1894), Sholem Aleichem (1859), Ilya Ehrenburg (1891), Vasily Grossman (1905), and Lesya Ukrainka (1871).