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Auteur: Joseph Conrad
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Joseph Conrad

Joseph Conrad (1857-1924) was born in Berdichev, in the Ukraine, in a region that had once been a part of Poland but was then under Russian rule. His father Apollo Korzeniowski was an aristocrat without lands, a poet and translator of English and French literature. The family estates had been sequestrated in 1839 following an anti-Russian rebellion. As a boy the young Joseph read Polish and French versions of English novels with his father. When Apollo Korzeniowski became embroiled in political activities, he was sent to exile with his family to Volgoda, northern Russia, in 1861.

By 1869 Conrad's both parents had died of tuberculosis, and he was sent to Switzerland to his maternal uncle Tadeusz Bobrowski, who was to be a continuing influence on his life. Conrad attended schools in Kraków and persuaded his uncle to let him go to the sea. In the mid-1870s he joined the French merchant marine as an apprentice, and made three voyages to the West Indies between 1875 and 1878. During his youth Conrad also was involved in arms smuggling for the Carlist cause in Spain.

After being wounded in a duel or of a self-inflicted gunshot in the chest, Conrad continued his career at the seas for 16 years in the British merchant navy. This was a turning point in his life. Conrad rose through the ranks from common seaman to first mate, and by 1886 he obtained his master mariner's certificate, commanding his own ship, Otago. In the same year he was given British citizenship and he changed officially his name to Joseph Conrad.

In 1890 he sailed in Africa up the Congo River. The journey provided much material for his novel Heart of Darkness. However, the fabled East Indies particularly attracted Conrad and it became the setting of many of his stories. By 1894 Conrad's sea life was over. During the long journeys he had started to write and Conrad decided to devote himself entirely to literature. At the age of 36 Conrad settled down in England.

Although Conrad is known as a novelist, he tried his hand also as a playwright. His first one-act play was not success - the audience rejected it. But after finishing the text he learned the existence of the Censor of the Plays, which inspired his satirical essay about the obscure civil servant. Conrad was an Anglophile who regarded Britain as a land which respected individual liberties. As a writer he accepted the verdict of a free and independent public, but associated this official figure of censorship to the atmosphere of the Far East and the 'mustiness of the Middle Ages', which shouldn't be part of the twentieth-century England.

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LORD JIM (1900)
Stel, jo binne (noch mar sa'n 23-24 jier âld) earste stjurman oan board fan in rustich âld stoomboat op de Indise Oseaan op wei nei Mekka, mei 800 pelgrims oan board. Underweis stjit dat skip midden yn de nacht lek troch in oanfaring mei in ûnder wetter driuwend heal-sonken wrak en der ûntstiet in gat oan de foarkant. It foarste kompartimint rint fol wetter en it wettertichte skud, ek al ien en al rust, bûcht gefaarlik troch. De bemanning beseft dat it skip elk momint sinke kin, dat der yn de rêdingssloepen mar plak is foar sa'n 300 minsken, en dat der toch al gjin tiid wêze sil om dy krapoan 300 minsken yn de sloepen te krijen. Se binne ek bang dat der dan ferskriklike fjuchtpartijen ûntstean sille.
Fjouwer fan de fiif blanke bemanningsleden wolle stikem yn ien fan de sloepen útnaaie sûnder de pelgrims wekker te meitsjen. De fyfde, Jim, wol earst net, want dat is tsjin alle regels fan de skipfeart en wat de beskaafde wrâld fan in bemanning ferwachtet. Mar as de sloep mei de oaren al nêst it skip leit, en der ek noch in swiere tropise buoi driget, springt er toch. Suver sûnder it sels te wollen of te beseffen. Dy sprong bepaalt it fierdere ferrin fan syn libben. Want letter docht bliken dat dat skip, de Patna, wûnder boppe wûnder net sonken is, mar troch in Frânse kanûnearboat fûn en achterstefoaren nei Aden sleept is. Jim is de iennige dy't yn it besef fan syn fout de rjuchtsaak bijwenje wol. Hij ferliest úteinlik net inkeld syn stjurmansdiploma, mar folle slimmer noch: syn eargefoel. Hij hat fersomme te dwaan wat de mienskip fan him ferwachte.
It boek It geheim fan Lord Jim is de spannende en skerpsinnige analyze fan hoe't Jim besiket om te gean mei dat foar him ferskriklike ferlies fan syn eargefoel. En hoe't er letter, as er fynt dat er de ferwachting fan de mienskip wér beskamme hat, der net foar weromskrillet om de uterste konsekwinsje te akseptearen.
Lord Jim is yn 1965 ferfilme troch Richard Brooks, mei yn de haadrol Peter O'Toole.

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