Conradology at the Bluecoat at Bluecoat, City Centre, 6 December 2017, from £3.00 - Visit now
British short story writer Sarah Schofield is one of the contributors to a new collection of stories and essays devoted to the work of Polish-British author of Heart of Darkness and Lord Jim Joseph Conrad, regarded as one of the greatest novelists to write in the English language.
To explore his profound understanding of ever-current issues (from imperialism to state-sponsored terrorism) and the themes that shaped his life and work – the sea, colonialism, war, travel – Conradology brings together specially commissioned short stories and essays from the likes of SJ Bradley and Kamila Shamsie, and edited by Becky Harrison and Magda Raczynska. Written in English or Polish (the latter being translated into English), and published by Manchester’s Comma Press, the collection celebrates, responds to and critiques the literary legacy of Conrad, and cements his reputation as a ‘true citizen of the world’.
Supported by the Polish Cultural Institute and Merseyside Colonia, this evening hears some of the contributions, including from Sarah Schofield and also Polish authors Grazyna Plebanek and Wojciech Orlinkski.