Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to Joseph Conrad (1857-1924), Polish modernist writer, or his writings.

Etymologies

Conrad +‎ -ian (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Again the debt is to Conrad – this is the technique which the great Conradian critic Ian Watt described as "delayed decoding".

    The Devil's Garden by Edward Docx – review

  • McCarthy saw all that and more in Tintin where he found "Molière style social comedy" and "Dumas-style adventure" with "Conradian boxed narratives" peppered with "Rabeleaisian obscenities."

    Sandip Roy: Tintin: An Adventurer From Another Time?

  • McCarthy saw all that and more in Tintin where he found "Molière style social comedy" and "Dumas-style adventure" with "Conradian boxed narratives" peppered with "Rabeleaisian obscenities."

    Sandip Roy: Tintin: An Adventurer From Another Time?

  • In place of Conradian prose poetry he gives us flat photographic rendition of a place in which no one can feel altogether at ease.

    International Crime Fiction

  • We also see the internecine scheming that can arise on a long, Conradian slog through hostile territory, especially when aggravated by the leader's erratic discipline and mercurial moods.

    The Last Tribes Standing

  • It also heightens O'Neill's Conradian awareness of the sea as a tragic force which shapes human destinies: something that becomes rivetingly clear at the climax and rescues it from sentimentality.

    Anna Christie – review

  • My father stalked the bridge like a trainee version of the grizzled Captain McWhirr in Conrad's Typhoon, or a general sort of Conradian amalgam, grimly breasting aside Fate, thinking how nice it would be if only he could harbour some dark secret or had some hidden flaw which a crisis would fatally show up.

    'Germania: In Wayward Pursuit of the Germans and Their History'

  • But "the story is not always the final goal", Zaq tells Rufus at the beginning of their Conradian journey upriver, and their quest for the truth soon turns into something more complex.

    Oil on Water by Helon Habila

  • A Conradian river journey in search of a kidnap victim uncovers the human cost of the oil industry in the Niger delta

    Oil on Water by Helon Habila

  • We don't find out the truth about Eric's Iraq experience until the final three chapters, which are headily Conradian in their willingness to confront the very heart of darkness.

    Anis Shivani: The Tangled Roots of the Terror Psychology: J. Robert Lennon's Novel "Castle"

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  • Becoming a wereolf had nearly destroyed her, but hadn't. Thus she'd discovered the Conradian truth: The first horror is there's horror. The second is you accommodate it. From "The Last Werewolf" by Glen Duncan.

    March 8, 2012