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  • Published: 3 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9780241962015
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

On Grief And Reason

Essays



The second volume of essays from this Nobel Prize-winning author

In this richly diverse collection of essays, Joseph Brodsky casts a reflective eye on his experiences of early life in Russia and exile in America. With dazzling erudition, he explores subjects as varied as the dynamic of poetry, the nature of history and the plight of the émigré writer. There is also the humorous tale of a disastrous trip to Brazil, advice to students, a homage to Marcus Aurelius and studies of Robert Frost, Thomas Hardy, Horace and others. The second volume of essays following Less Than One, this collection includes Brodsky's 1987 Nobel Lecture, 'Uncommon Visage'.

  • Published: 3 November 2011
  • ISBN: 9780241962015
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

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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