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Joseph Brodsky
A Poet for our Time

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature

  • Date Published: May 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521111461

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  • The Russian poet Joseph Brodsky has in recent years commanded increasing attention among both Russian specialists and a wider audience interested in modern culture. In 1987 he received the Nobel Prize for Literature. This book, the first in English to be devoted entirely to him, presents a sustained and comprehensive analysis of his work to date, and offers an interpretation of his major themes: love, faith, creation, time, exile and empire. Individual poems are closely scrutinised to show the complexity and sophistication of Brodsky's ideas about perennial human problems, and the ways in which his language conveys his perception of certain values. Valentina Polukhina locates Brodsky in relation to other Russian writers from Derzhavin to Akhmatova, as well as drawing comparisons between his work and poetry in English. She also provides a comprehensive bibliography. Her book constitutes a timely study of the poetry and poetics, style and ideas of one of the most important poets of the twentieth century.

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    • In 1987, Polukhina received the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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    • Date Published: May 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521111461
    • length: 348 pages
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 20 mm
    • weight: 0.44kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Abbreviations
    Transliteration
    Acknowledgement
    Part I. A Stepson of the Empire:
    1. The generation of 1956
    2. A new pre-Gutenberg epoch
    3. The northern exile
    4. A change of empires
    Part II. Longing for World Culture:
    5. In defence of culture
    6. A modern descendant of classicism
    7. Elegies to the admired dead: John Donne, T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden
    Part III. The Mask of Metaphor:
    8. A web of metaphors
    9. Similarity in disparity
    10. Ars est celare artem
    11. A form of identity of two versions
    Part IV. Words Devouring Things:
    12. Thing - Veshch
    13. Man - thing - number
    14. Man - word - spirit
    15. An intellectual and poetic tour de force
    Part V. A Song of Disobedience:
    16. Poet versus empire
    17. A masochistic joy
    18. Speaking into silence
    Part VI. Image of Alienation:
    19. A stern metaphysical realist
    20. Man against time and space
    21. Credo quia absurdum est
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Index.

  • Author

    Valentina Polukhina, Keele University

    Awards

    • In 1987, Polukhina received the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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