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Обратная сторона обложки альбома Боба Дилана «Desire» 1976 года с портретом Джозефа Конрада прямо над ухом Боба Дилана, источник: общественное достояние

Why are space ships in the Alien movies named after Conrad’s novels? What’s Joseph Conrad doing on the sleeve of Bob Dylan’s album? And did he inspire one of the greatest comic books in history?

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Still from the film Heart of Darkness directed by Nicolas Roeg, 1993, photo: Solopan

The year 2017 has been declared Joseph Conrad Year in Poland to mark the 160th anniversary of the renowned writer’s birth. To mark the occasion, Culture.pl brings you 10 memorable quotes from Heart of Darkness that take you right to the heart of one of the Polish-born author’s most recognised works.

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Joseph Conrad z Anielą Zagórską, tłumaczką prawie wszystkich jego książek; źródło: CBN Polona

The books of Poland's most famous writer have been adapted into some famous films... but also some stinkers. What is it about Joseph Conrad's works that makes their celluloid interpretation such a tricky gamble?

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Joseph Conrad, 1920

A Polish noble who wrote novels in English and was an experienced sailor. His literature dealt with ideas of moral and national responsibility and had themes of fidelity, betrayal, honour and shame.

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