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  • Published: 3 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9780241962008
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512

Less Than One

Selected Essays



An affecting book of essays from this Nobel Prize-winning author

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.

  • Published: 3 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9780241962008
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512

About the author

Joseph Brodsky

Joseph Brodsky died in January 1996. His last post was Five Colleges Professor of Literature at Mount Holyoke College. In 1987 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. 

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