Marketing Modernism: How Conrad Prospered



This short paper suggests an answer to the following question: ‘How was it that after many years of financial indebtedness as a writer, Conrad was at last, around 1914, enabled to become prosperous?’ In the interests of modest brevity, and to provoke discussion, I omit many ifs, buts and perhapses from the answer.


Book Version Financial Indebtedness Publicity Campaign Modernist Writer Time Literary Supplement 
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  1. Jocelyn Baines, Joseph Conrad: A Critical Biography (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1960), p. 380.Google Scholar

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