So Forth: Poems

by Joseph Brodsky

Hardcover, 1996

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Available

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Publication

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1996), Edition: 1st, 132 pages

Description

This is the last collection of poems from Joseph Brodsky, the Russian Nobel Prize-winning essayist.

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LibraryThing member jonfaith
"Great!" cries the Emperor. "What one conquers
is up to the scholar's quills.
And let the Treasury boys go bonkers
trying to pay the bills."


My reading of this late Brodsky collection was deeply influenced by yesterday's experience with the biography. Medical issues hover just off the page.
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Overpopulation and climate change abound. Seeking not only solace but perspective, Brodsky heralds objects at the expense of memory. The latter being but ubiquitous cigarette smoke.

The citation above highlights the eternal recurrence. My wife's brother alerted me this morning that he's found a parcel of goats for me to shepherd should we find ourselves compelled to relocate overseas.
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Language

Original language

English

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