Joseph Conrad: Interviews and Recollections

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Martin Ray
University of Iowa Press, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 240 pages
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Conrad mentions that edwin john Blake's father was a doctor in Plymouth, but he is mistaken in this belief. His father was also a merchant seaman also called Edwin, born 1817 and died 1871 in saltash cornwall.
He is buried with his wife and younger son Joseph Henry Blake who was murdered in Madras in 1865. This mistake begs the question; how much real research has this author actually done. A brief look at ancestry web sites would have provided the truth. A small point not connected to the main theme of the book but one that irritates me.
Ian Ryall Blake
 

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Contents

Joseph Conrad as I Knew Him
3
Conrads Wedding
7
Joseph Conrad
9
Times Remembered
14
A Visit to Joseph Conrad
21
He has never met civilised women
27
Reserves of caustic severity
33
Joseph Conrad at Home in England
35
The Flurried Years
122
A Reminiscence
124
Everyman Remembers
131
The Diary of Hugh Walpole
135
Writing is a treadmill
143
Conrads Dislike of the Camera
147
Conrad lives in the country with his cook
149
The Conrad who Sat for Me
153

We Visit Joseph Conrad
39
Conrad the Man
43
More about Conrad
48
Two Biographical Episodes
57
Memories of Joseph Conrad
59
He hated passengers
61
Reminiscences of Conrad
62
Conrad and Crippen
64
A First Meeting with Joseph Conrad
66
An Unknown Episode of Conrads Life
73
Impressions and Beginnings
74
The Discovery of Joseph Conrad
83
Joseph Conrad
84
Conrad in Cardiff
87
A Visit to Conrad in 1897
89
Conrads Xray
94
Joseph Conrad as I Knew Him
96
Conrad Collaborates
103
More the student than a seacaptain
107
Wat shall we do with these things?
109
Some Personal Memories of Conrad
112
Conrad and the Royal Bounty Fund
115
The greatest stickler for uprightness
121
An Artists Impression
164
Joseph Conrad
168
Conrad Sea Writer Here for First Time
175
Arriving with Joseph Conrad
178
Joseph Conrad Master Mariner and Novelist
181
Americans Kind So Why Lecture?
189
An Evening with Joseph Conrad
191
Shadow Talks of Crane and Hardy and the Paleness of Words
197
Conrad in Cracow
205
The phonetics of English is indeed a dismal thing
208
Conrad the Personality
212
Some Recollections of Joseph Conrad
213
Memories of an Edwardian
216
I was uneasy with Conrad
217
Conrad and Lawrence of Arabia
218
The radarlike sensitivity of Conrad
219
Where Conrad Held Court
220
They all made me feel so dowdy
221
The Joseph Conrad I Knew
222
Conrads Last Day
227
Inveni Portum
230
Index
236
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Ray is Lecturer in English at the University of Aberdeen.

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