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  • CULTURAL COOPERATION

  • 9 October 2017

    Lecture and debate were held at the Polish Discussion Club AGORA to mark the 160th anniversary of the birth of the great author Joseph Conrad.

    On 29 September the Polish Discussion Club AGORA in Copenhagen presented a lecture by its Chair, Mrs. Krystyna Ellehauge, devoted to the famous writer and novelist Joseph Conrad, born as Józef Konrad Korzeniowski  (1857-1924) and subsequently becoming one of the giants of the English literature. The lecture entitled “The Modern Conrad” dwelled upon the reception of Conrad’s literary heritage not only as a respected classic - the author of “Heart of Darkness” and “Lord Jim”, but also as a surprisingly modern writer close to today’s mindset.

     

    In her lecture K. Ellehauge focused on the Conrad’s phenomenon, who – despite his Polish roots – became one of the most famous English language authors and novelists of the 20th century. Conrad like W. Shakespeare belongs to the group of writers and poets, whose creations continue to inspire and are repeatedly read in new contexts by succeeding generations of readers looking for content close to their lives experience and answers to the questions they pose. The meeting gathered a numerous group of Polish and Danish admirers of Conrad’s writing, members of the AGORA Club as well as representatives of the Embassy of Poland in Copenhagen, with Ambassador Henryka Mościcka-Dendys who also intervenined in the discussions.

     

    The event was part of the Danish celebrations of the 160th anniversary of Joseph Conrad’s birth.

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