The influence of literature and the arts and humanities on changing lives is frequently underestimated and misunderstood. Here is a fascinating example of how a single novella, “Typhoon” by Joseph Conrad, changed one man’s life forever.

Cited in: Margareta Grigorieva and Petya Tsoneva, “Perspectives on the Contemporary Cultural Space: Conrad, Bulgarians, and the Sea.” Joseph Conrad’s Authorial Self: Polish and Other. Ed. Wiesław Krajka. Lublin, Poland: Marie Curie-Skłodowska UP, 2018. pp. 351-85.

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