Joseph Conrad: A Study
Richard Curle (1883–1968) was a Scottish author, critic and journalist. He was a friend of the novelist Joseph Conrad, who was also the subject of several of his critical works. Conrad and Curle became friends in the 1910s, becoming especially close in Conrad’s last years, and following Conrad’s death in 1924 Curle was an executor of his estate. Curle’s first book on Conrad, Joseph Conrad: A Study, was published in 1914; it was followed by Joseph Conrad’s Last Day (privately published in 1924) and The Last Twelve Years of Joseph Conrad (1928), as well as a number of reviews and magazine articles. His other works included the travel book Into the East (1923), based on his experiences in Asia, the mystery novels Corruption (1933) and Who Goes Home? (1935), and Characters of Dostoevsky (1950), a study of the work of Fyodor Dostoevsky.