Conrad and Language

Katherine Baxter, Robert Hampson

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Joseph Conrad was, famously, trilingual in Polish, French and English, and was also familiar with German, Russian, Dutch and Malay. He was also a consummate stylist, using words with the precision of a poet in his fiction. The essays in this collection examine his engagement with specific lexical sets and terminology – maritime language, the language of terror, and abstract language; issues of linguistic communication – speech, hearing, and writing; and his relationship to specific languages – his deployment of foreign languages, his decision to write in English, and his reception through translation. The collection closes with an Afterword by renowned Conrad scholar, Laurence Davies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages232
ISBN (Print)9781474403764
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016


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