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[Reading] ➷ Watermark By Joseph Brodsky – Tyrakel.de 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 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 mosai.

C of 48 short chapters—each recalling a specific episode from one of his many visits there Brodsky spent his winters in Venice for nearly 20 years— Watermark associat.

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Paperback À Watermark MOBI µ Ио́сиф Алекса́ндрович Бро́дский IPA ɪˈosʲɪf ˈbrot͡skʲɪj was a Russian American poet and essayist Born in Leningrad in 1940 Brodsky ran afoul of Soviet authorities and was expelled from the Soviet Union in 1972 settling in America with the help of W H Auden and other supporters He taught thereafter at several universities including Yale Columbia and Mount Holyoke Brodsky was awarded the 1987 Nobel Prize in Literature for an all embracing authorship imbued with clarity of thought and poetic intensity A journalist asked him You are an American citizen who is receiving the Prize for Russian language poetry Who are you an American or a Russian? Brodsky replied I'm Jewish a Russian poet an English essayist – and of course an American citizen He was appointed United States Poet Laureate in 1991

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10 thoughts on “Watermark

  1. Kalliope Kalliope says:

    Paperback À Watermark MOBI µ watermark mobile, Watermark PDFHe is buried thereJoseph Brodsky is buried in the Isola di San Michele cemetery in VeniceHe is not alone Other writers other artists also chose to rest there Diaguilev Pound and Stravinsky among others keep him companyKnowing this while reading his very personal ode to Venice acquires an eerie poignancy and adds a premonitory elegiac tint to his prose I say it is highly personal because this text does not belong to any particular genre It is a mixture between a lyrical chant an analytical and descriptive essay that touch


  2. Antonomasia Antonomasia says:

    Paperback À Watermark MOBI µ watermark mobile, Watermark PDF45 A long time ago I was supposed to have studied Venice or rather I did study it with no great enthusiasm I never understood why it was a popular topic and went on to assoc


  3. Sidharth Vardhan Sidharth Vardhan says:

    Paperback À Watermark MOBI µ watermark mobile, Watermark PDFWell Venice is the city of poets just as rose is their flower and nightingale their bird It is hardly surprising then that another writer should fell prey to her Beautiful prose though


  4. Jeff Jeff says:

    Paperback À Watermark MOBI µ watermark mobile, Watermark PDFThere are plenty of guidebooks to Venice and plenty of fictional accounts by writers who lived there and fell in love with the city Indeed novels set in Ven


  5. Melani Melani says:

    Paperback À Watermark MOBI µ watermark mobile, Watermark PDFAs part of the Nobel Readers Project I knew it would invariably come up that I did not really think the writer that good I did not think that it would happen with the letter B Who am I to say Joseph Brodsky is mediocre when a panel of experts said otherwise Should the Nobel Prize transcend taste? I am not sure the answer to that question but here is what I think of Joseph Brodsky's workIt is like a dull and clouded sky pierced with shafts of light the effect can be lovely at times but the day is still mostly dark I was impressed immensly with the power of this book about Venice one of the most beautiful cities in the world to bore me I had to really push myself to get through the 130 pages of disjointed prose and though I will say that I found the end to be a relief it was hardly worth the trouble of getting there His voice is the voice of a loner and an outcast most probably a


  6. Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly Joselito Honestly and Brilliantly says:

    Paperback À Watermark MOBI µ watermark mobile, Watermark PDFA love letter to a place Venice which the author a Russian American fell in love with and went back to again and again The reviewer Kalliope even pointed out that his remains were buried there like those of a couple of other famous dead people Brodsky won the Nobel in 1987 nine years before his death in 1996 Venice is of course the city of canals waterways gondolas and water I have read a couple of novels set there but I've never been to that place I know water however During rainy season parts of the metropolis where I live would often suddenly sink in water water which could kill for it would be strong and deep enough to drown people and carry deadly germs and viruses including those from the sewer rats' urine mixed with it So whenever I am caught in a heavy downpour inside my car on a street with a known history of going


  7. Brendan Monroe Brendan Monroe says:

    Paperback À Watermark MOBI µ watermark mobile, Watermark PDFAs I mentioned in a previous review I find it deeply rewarding to read books about and authors from a particular place when I myself am there It just adds to that whole immersive experience allowing me to truly be there Once upon a time I believed that the best way to truly lear


  8. Philippe Philippe says:

    Paperback À Watermark MOBI µ watermark mobile, Watermark PDFI just spent a week in winterly Venice and wanted to extend and deepen the enchantment with a good piece of writing Brodsky’s Watermark was a felicitous choice This layered labyrinthine collection of vignettes deliberately recreates „the sense of damp cold narrow streets through which one hurries in the evening in a state of growing apprehension turning left turning right” For Brodsky Venice embodies the compositional principle „that what makes a narrative good is not the story itself but what follows what” And so in a long shot unfolding over two pages of precious prose the perspective moodily floats from the acqua alta to Vivaldi and onward to Olga Rudge fêted pre war concert violinist and devoted mistress of Ezra Pound to c


  9. Richard Richard says:

    Paperback À Watermark MOBI µ watermark mobile, Watermark PDF35 Lots of lovely passages some charming reflections a little ornamental for my tastes


  10. LindaJ^ LindaJ^ says:

    Paperback À Watermark MOBI µ watermark mobile, Watermark PDFAfter reading The Big Green Tent especially the last line I had to read something by Joseph Brodsky When I saw he had written a couple of books of essays in addition to poetry and that one of those was about Venice I immediately got myself a copy of Watermark When I was last in Venice about 5 years ago I was introduced to the book Venice Is a Fish A Sensual Guide and told to just explore and not worry about where you are just get lost and don't worry about it My husband and I took that to heart we got lost a lot but as we had been told eventually you'll come to water not the small canals but a big one or the sea and it won't be hard to figure out where you are And the book was a great treatSo now I find that one of the great


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