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Joseph Conrad: anticipating terrorism

Joseph Conrad's powerful novels anticipate the bloody political conflicts of the modern world

By Clive James   October 2015

Peter O'Toole as Lord Jim in the 1963 film adaptation of Joseph Conrad's novel. © Moviestore/ Rex Shutterstock

When Clive James was diagnosed with leukaemia in 2010, as he writes in the introduction to his new book Latest Readings, he “could hear the clock ticking.” He decided to dedicate the rest of his life to reading—and re-reading. “If you don’t know the exact moment when the lights will go out, you might…

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