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Title:A Part of Speech
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Joseph Brodsky
Publisher:Farrar Straus Giroux
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Number of Pages:152
Category:Poetry, Russia, Russian literature, Classics, Nobel prize

A Part of Speech by Joseph Brodsky

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In this brief intense gem like book equal parts extended autobiographical essay and prose poem Brodsky turns his eye to the seductive and enigmatic city of Venice A mosaic of short chapters each recalling a specific episode from one of his many visits there Brodsky spent his winters in Venice for nearly years i Watermark i associatively and brilliantly evokes one city s architectural and atmospheric character In doing so the book also reveals a subject and an author readers have never before seen

Collected Poems in English

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Less Than One: Selected Essays

This collection of essays thrusts Brodsky heretofore known more for his poetry and translations into the forefront of the Third Wave of Russian emigre writers His insights into the works of Dostoyevsky Mandelstam Platonov as well as non Russian poets Auden Cavafy and Montale are brilliant While the Western popularity of many other Third Wavers has been stunted by their inability to write in English Brodsky consumed the language to attain a closer proximity to poets such as Auden The book which won a National Book Critics Circle Award opens and closes with revealing autobiographical essay

A Part of Speech

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On Grief and Reason: Essays

On Grief and Reason is the second volume of Joseph Brodsky s essays and the first to be published since he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in In addition to his Nobel lecture the volume includes essays on the condition of exile the nature of history the art of reading and the idea of the poet as an inveterate Don Giovanni as well as a homage to Marcus Aurelius and an appraisal of the case of the double agent Kim Philby the last two were selected for inclusion in the annual Best American Essays volume The title essay is a consideration of the poetry of Robert Frost and the book also includes a fond appreciation of Thomas Hardy a Letter to Horace a close reading of Rilke s poem Orpheus Eurydice Hermes and a memoir of Stephen Spender Among the other essays are Mr Brodsky s open letter to Czech President Vaclav Havel and his immodest proposal for the future of poetry an address he delivered while serving as U S Poet Laureate

To Urania: Poems

Combining two books of verse that were first published in his native Russian i To Urania i was Brodsky s third volume to appear in English Published in the year after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature this collection features pieces translated by the poet himself and others as well as poems written originally in English br br Auden once characterized Brodsky as a traditionalist interested in what lyric poets of all ages have been interested in encounters with nature reflections upon the human condition death and the meaning of existence Reading the poems in i To Urania i by turns cerebral caustic comic and celebratory we appreciate firsthand a great lyric poet s variety and achievement

Fondamenta degli incurabili

Il pizzo verticale delle facciate veneziane il pi bel disegno che il tempo i alias i acqua abbia lasciato sulla terraferma in qualsiasi parte del globo Parlare di Venezia significa parlare di tutto e in particolare della letteratura del tempo della forma dell occhio che la guarda Cos per Brodskij in senso pienamente letterale Questa divagazione su una citt si spinge nelle profondit della memoria del pianeta sino alla nascita della vita dalle acque da una parte e dall altra nei meandri della memoria dello scrittore intrecciando alla riflessione le apparizioni nel ricordo di certi momenti di certi fatti che per lui avvennero a Venezia C qui come sempre in Brodskij l immediatezza della percezione e il gioco fulmineo che la traspone su un piano metafisico E per il lettore quella percezione quel contrappunto di immagini e pensieri intrider d ora in poi il nome stesso di Venezia i Fondamenta degli Incurabili i presentato a Venezia nel per il Consorzio Venezia Nuova in edizione fuori commercio stato arricchito dall autore per questa edizione

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So Forth: Poems

Joseph Brodsky s last volume of poems in English i So Forth i represents eight years of masterful self translation from the Russian as well as a substantial body of work written directly in English

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A Part of Speech, On Grief and Reason: Essays, Fondamenta degli incurabili, To Urania: Poems, Collected Poems in English, Less Than One: Selected Essays, So Forth: Poems, Иосиф Бродский. Малое собрание сочинений, Watermark, Конец прекрасной эпохи