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Joseph Brodsky

Joseph Brodsky
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Joseph Brodsky (1940-96) came to the United States in 1972, an involuntary exile from the Soviet Union. He received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1987 and served as Poet Laureate of the United States in 1991 and 1992.

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Nativity Poems
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Nativity Poems

Joseph Brodsky; Translated by Melissa Green, Seamus Heaney, Anthony Hecht, Glyn Maxwell, Paul Muldoon, Derek Walcott, Richard Wilbur, and the author; Photographs by Mikhael Lemkhin
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Christmas poems by the Nobel Laureate

To Him, all things seemed enormous: His mother's breast, the
steam out
of the ox's nostrils, Caspar, Balthazar, Melchior, the team

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Collected Poems in English
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Collected Poems in English

Joseph Brodsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The poems of the legendary Nobel Laureate, in one volume at last

One of the greatest and grandest advocates of the literary vocation, Joseph Brodsky truly lived his life as a poet,...

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So Forth
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So Forth

Joseph Brodsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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

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Homage to Robert Frost
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Homage to Robert Frost

Joseph Brodsky, Seamus Heaney, and Derek Walcott
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Three of our generation's greatest poets explore the misconceptions and mythologies that surround Robert Frost.

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On Grief and Reason
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On Grief and Reason

Joseph Brodsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

On Grief and Reason collects the essays Joseph Brodsky wrote between his reception of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1987 and his death in January 1996. The volume includes his Nobel lecture; essays on the condition of exile, the nature of history, the art of reading, and the notion of the poet as an inveterate DonGiovanni; his "Immodest Proposal" for the future of poetry, written when he was serving as Poet Laureate of the United States; a consideration of the poetry of Robert Frost; Brodsky's searching estimations of Hardy, Horace, and Rilke; and an affecting memoir of Stephen Spender.

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Watermark
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Watermark

Joseph Brodsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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 48 short chapters—each...

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To Urania
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To Urania

Joseph Brodsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Combining two books of verse that were first published in his native Russian, To Urania was Brodsky's third volume to appear in English. Published in 1988, the year after he was awarded the...

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Marbles
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Marbles

Joseph Brodsky; Translated by Alan Myers with the Author
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A Platonic dialogue in the form of a double anachronism--the action takes place two centuries after our era--Joseph Brodsky's only play, Marbles, is set in a prison cell that alone provides for the three unities of classic drama: those of time, place, and action. A nightmare rather than a utopia, this play proceeds according to the immanent logic of mental aggravation as its two characters, the inmates Publius and Tullius, examine the tautology of their psychological, historical, and purely physical confines. The fusion of its dour, somewhat terrifying vision with the macabre hilarity of its verbal texture allows Marbles to take its audience beyond the farthest reaches of the theatre of the absurd, into territory more suitable for modernist imagination than for human experience.

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An Age Ago

An Age Ago

Selected and Translated by Alan Myers, with a foreword and Biographical note by Joseph Brodsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Representative selections from the great Russian poets of the nineteenth century, chosen by the uniquely qualified Nobel Laureate Joseph Brodsky.

"Brodsky's commendable selections offer many...

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Less Than One
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Less Than One

Joseph Brodsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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...

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A Part of Speech
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A Part of Speech

Joseph Brodsky
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Farrar, Straus and Giroux

A Part of Speech contains poems from the years 1965-1978, translated by various hands.

"Like the Auden who was, no less than Lowell, his champion, Brodsky is a master of traditional...

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