Joseph Conrad

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Top 10 books about duels | Dan Glaister
Bewitching writers of a certain romantic, invariably male, predisposition, duels have inspired the likes of Pushkin, Casanova and Chekhov, and some excellent history titles

Dan Glaister

12, May, 2021 @9:25 AM

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Marxists, feminists – and Olympians: the most dazzling Guardian writers over 200 years
The Guardian has attracted all manner of big characters and social pioneers, from suffragettes to literary giants

Charlotte Higgins

08, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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The hottest literary travel destinations (to visit when lockdown ends)
From George Orwell’s Isle of Jura to Willa Cather’s Nebraskan frontier … with travel restricted to the imagination, Henry Eliot picks the most memorable and beautiful literary locations

Henry Eliot

03, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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African Apocalypse review – startling journey into Niger's heart of darkness
British-Nigerian poet Femi Nylander uncovers the atrocities of a rogue French officer whose impact is still being felt today

Phil Hoad

30, Oct, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Ignore the relentlessly cheery and take comfort in something from the dark side | Vanessa Thorpe
The times demand indulging in a spot of Pinter or Strauss, not listening to ministers insisting that all is well

Vanessa Thorpe

05, Jul, 2020 @6:15 AM

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Top 10 four-dimensional novels | Mark Blacklock
A conceptual adventure first embarked on in the 19th century has inspired daring fiction from authors including HG Wells, Kurt Vonnegut and Madeleine L’Engle

Mark Blacklock

03, Jun, 2020 @11:14 AM

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Paul Kirschner obituary
Other lives: Academic and expert on the works of the writer Joseph Conrad

Wendy Riley

26, Feb, 2020 @4:08 PM

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Top 10 books about the River Thames
From bucolic source to marshy lower reaches, London’s mighty river has inspired great writing

Caroline Crampton

26, Jun, 2019 @12:40 PM

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Sven Lindqvist obituary
One of Sweden’s most important and controversial postwar writers who aimed his fire at European imperialism

Tom Overton

03, Jun, 2019 @2:14 PM

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Heart of Darkness review – challenging reconstruction of Conrad
Imitating the Dog interrogate their own staging of the controversial novella as well as its themes

Clare Brennan

14, Apr, 2019 @7:00 AM

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The Ridiculous Darkness review – Conrad, Coppola and the 'white saviour' complex
A story from a Somali pirate kicks off this outlandish comic critique of Heart of Darkness and Apocalypse Now

Arifa Akbar

08, Mar, 2019 @4:23 PM

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Defacing Heart of Darkness: new plays tear down Conrad's colonialist tale
In two contrasting stagings of the novel, one renders it ridiculous while the other confronts the debate head on

Matt Trueman

18, Dec, 2018 @3:15 PM

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