Fifty years after Joseph Conrad’s death, we still don’t know exactly where he was born. The early biographies published in Conrad’s own lifetime — those of Richard Curler1 and Hugh Walpole2 — dealt vaguely with his birthplace, speaking of the ‘Ukraine in the South of Poland’ or of ‘Russian Poland in the Kiev area of the Ukraine’,3 and so on.
KeywordsBirth Certificate Documentary Source Travel Journal English Spelling Parish Church
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