Conrad’s Use of Language in Heart of Darkness

In his critical text The Great Tradition F.R. Leavis is interested in Conrad’s use of the English language, in light of it being his third, possibly fourth language, after Polish, French and Russian. He recounts a conversation on the subject: ‘I remember remarking to Andre Chevrillon how surprising a choice it was on Conrad’s part… Continue reading Conrad’s Use of Language in Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad and T.S. Eliot: Heart of Darkness

Joseph Conrad’s novella Heart of Darkness had a special significance for T.S. Eliot. He made references to it in The Waste Land, as described in this note to the essay Notes on the Publishing History and Text of The Waste Land (1964, reproduced in The Waste Land Casebook Series): In the first of the published… Continue reading Joseph Conrad and T.S. Eliot: Heart of Darkness