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Major Writers and Their Works: Conrad, Lawrence, Forster, and Huxley

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Major Writers and Their Works

Joseph Conrad

  • Joseph Conrad a famous Polish writer won accolades for his masterpiece ‘Heart of Darkness.’
  • It is one in the collection Typhoon, and other Stories (1903) .
  • Though he intended to portray Africa and its people in a genuine light, his attempt had the opposite outcome.
  • His fictional journey to the heart of country portrayed the country to the world in a bad light. Hence, it was vehemently criticized by Chinua Achebe.
  • However, the story is that of the Imperial exploitation which takes place in Africa. Nostromo- A Tale of the Seaboard (1904) , The Secret Agent- A Simple Tale (1907) etc. , are some of his best works.

D. H. Lawrence

  • D. H. Lawrence was an iconoclast …

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E. M. Foster: a Passage to India and Cultural Clash, Misunderstanding and Separateness

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  • Edward Morgan Forster was born in London in 1879. In 1911 he went to India with G. Lowes Dickinson. He returned to London as a journalist.
  • In 1921 he again went to India to work as secretary to the Maharajah of Dewas State Senior. His first trip lasted six months and inspired him to write A…

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