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Brodsky Through the Eyes of His Contemporaries free pdf Joseph Brodsky's greatness as a poet has to do with his expectation that life measure up to the demands of art and not vice versa. These conversations show that his friendship has an equally heightening and challenging effect upon his gifted contemporaries. Brodsky emerges as a kind of one-man ozone layer, protecting and enhancing the possibility of poetic life in our times. The conversations are really full of life and attest greatly to Joseph's high powers - to Joseph's high powers. This book is the first of its kind.It is a fascinating record of 20 conversations with poets of various nationalities about Joseph Brodsky, the 1987 Nobel Prize-winner for Literature. It combines biographical details with a new and authoritative interpretation of the poetics, style, and ideas of one of the most influential poets to emerge in post-Stalin Russia. As a poet, essayist, and playwright Brodsky is widely known and read in the English-speaking world: in 1991, he succeeded Mark Strand as Poet Laureate of the United States.This book is a superb guide to further study of Brodsky's work both for specialist scholars and general readers who are intoxicated by poetry. It is highly readable and contains well-researched, reliable source material. It also includes Brodsky's views, some previously unpublished, on poetry and language. Every interviewed poet demonstrates an excellent knowledge of Brodsky's work and gives rich and imaginative interpretations of his major themes. Professor Polukhina sensitively contextualises this wide-ranging account of Brodsky's work. The second edition of this volume has been enlarged with two previously unpublished interviews.

About Valentina Polukhina

Valentina Polukhina was born in Siberia and educated at Kemerovo, Tula and Moscow universities. From 1962 to 1973 she taught at Moscow's Lumumba University and from 1973 till 2001 was Professor at Keele University, England. She specializes in modern Russian poetry and is well known to the international community of literary scholars as a specialist on Joseph Brodsky. She is the author of several major studies of Brodsky: Joseph Brodsky: A Poet for Our Time (Cambridge: CUP, 1989), Brodsky Through the Eyes of his Contemporaries, vol. I (New York, London: St Martin's Press, 1992)- a Russian version Brodskii glazami sovremennikov (vol. I, 1997, 2006) and A Dictionary of Brodsky's Tropes (based on A Part of Speech, Tartu University Press, 1995). She is editor of a collection of Brodsky's interviews - A Large Book of Interviews ("Bol'shaya kniga intervyu") (M: Zakharov, 2000, 2005 and 2007), with Lev Loseff, of Brodsky's Poetics and Aesthetics (L: Macmillan Press, 1990) and Joseph Brodsky: The Art of a Poem (L., 1999, M., 2002), with A. Stepanov and I. Fomenko, of Brodsky's Poetics ("Poetika Brodskogo"), (Tver, 2003), with A. Korchinsky - Joseph Brodsky: A strategy for reading ("Iosif Brodkii: Strategiya chteniya"), (M., 2005). Among her articles there are essays on Akhmatova, Pasternak, Tsvetaeva, Khlebnikov, Mandelshtam, Lev Loseff, Tatiana Shcherbina, etc. She had edited bilingual collections of Olga Sedakova (1994), Oleg Prokofiev (1995), Dmitry Prigov (1995), Evgeny Rein (2001). Together with Daniel Weissbort she has assembled a special issue of the journal MPT (2002), a revised version being published as An Anthology of Russian Women Poets (2005) in the UK and USA (Carcanet, University of Iowa Press). A second volume of Brodsky Through the Eyes of his Contemporaries was republished in Russian in St Petersburg (Spb.: Zvezda, 2006). Polukhina has completed Iosif Brodskii: Zhizn', trudy, epokha (A Chronology of Brodsky's Life and Works), which will be published in 2008. Another dimension of her activity is bringing Russian literature to an English audience. She organized the visits of over 60 Russian writers and poets to Keele and other British universities. The post of Russian poet-in-residence at the University of Keele as well as the Russian Poets Fund were established thanks to her efforts.

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Author : Valentina Polukhina
Publisher : Academic Studies Press
Data Published : 07 February 2009
ISBN : 1934843156
EAN : 9781934843154
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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