9780374525095-0374525099-On Grief and Reason Pb (FSG Classics)

On Grief and Reason Pb (FSG Classics)

ISBN-13: 9780374525095
ISBN-10: 0374525099
Edition: Edition Unstated
Author: Brodsky, Joseph
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: FSG
Format: Paperback 504 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780374525095
ISBN-10: 0374525099
Edition: Edition Unstated
Author: Brodsky, Joseph
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: FSG
Format: Paperback 504 pages

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Acknowledged authors Brodsky, Joseph wrote On Grief and Reason Pb (FSG Classics) comprising 504 pages back in 1997. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0374525099 and 9780374525095. Since then On Grief and Reason Pb (FSG Classics) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Joseph Brodsky was a great contrarian and believed, against the received wisdom of our day, that good writing could survive translation. He was right, I think, though you had to wonder when you saw how badly his own work fared in English. But then perhaps the Russians hadn't expelled a great poet so much as exposed us to one of their virulent personality cults. Yet Brodsky's essays are interesting. Composed in a rather heroically determined English, clumsily phrased and idiomatically challenged, they are still inventive and alive. There are suggestive analyses of favorite poems by Hardy, Rilke, and Frost in this book, and a moving meditation on the figure of Marcus Aurelius. Though too often Brodsky goes on at self-indulgent length, he usually recaptures our attention with a characteristic aside: "The fact that we are livingdoes not mean we are not sick."

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