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9780141196510 608e8b1202ba708b5aa3541b Less Than One https://cdn1.storehippo.com/s/607fe93d7eafcac1f2c73ea4/60ae4f939bdc4cff3605dcf1/webp/content-id-ocxq9f7s580candprintsec-frontcoverandimg-1andzoom-0andsource-gbs_api.jpg 'Genius . . . bringing ardent intelligence to bear upon poetry, politics and autobiography' Seamus Heaney Essayist and poet Joseph Brodsky was one of the most penetrating voices of the twentieth century. This prize-winning collection of his diverse essays includes uniquely powerful appreciations of great writers: on Dostoevsky and the development of Russian prose, on Auden and Akhmatova, Cavafy, Montale and Mandelstam. These are contrasted with his reflections on larger themes of tyranny and evil, and subtle evocations of his childhood in Leningrad. Brodsky's insightful appreciation of the intricacies of language, culture and identity connect these works, revealing his remarkable gifts as a prose writer. 'Sparkles with intellect, and combines the precision of scholarship with the passion of the poet' The Times Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature 9780141196510
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  • ISBN:9780141196510
  • Author: Joseph Brodsky
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • Pages: 501
  • Format: Paperback

Book Description

'Genius . . . bringing ardent intelligence to bear upon poetry, politics and autobiography' Seamus Heaney Essayist and poet Joseph Brodsky was one of the most penetrating voices of the twentieth century. This prize-winning collection of his diverse essays includes uniquely powerful appreciations of great writers: on Dostoevsky and the development of Russian prose, on Auden and Akhmatova, Cavafy, Montale and Mandelstam. These are contrasted with his reflections on larger themes of tyranny and evil, and subtle evocations of his childhood in Leningrad. Brodsky's insightful appreciation of the intricacies of language, culture and identity connect these works, revealing his remarkable gifts as a prose writer. 'Sparkles with intellect, and combines the precision of scholarship with the passion of the poet' The Times Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature

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