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who is Joseph Conrad?

I would write a biography about this author. His birthday , parents' names, the serrounding circumstances that constituted his artistic significance,

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Joseph Conrad was born December 3, 1857 as Jozef Teodor Konrad Nalecz Korzeniowski. He was born to Polish parents in the Ukrainian town of Berdichev. His father Apollo Korzeniowski was a poet and translator of English and French literature. He was arrested for conspiracy and was exiled with his family to Vologda in northern Russia. He died May 23, 1869 from tuberculosis. His mother was Eva Bobrowska. Her parents opposed the marriage to Apollo. She died April 18, 1865 from tuberculosis.

Conrad began work as a sailor in 1874 and it was his experience as a sailor, along with his father's work in literature that inpired his writings.