Joseph Brodsky: A Poet for our Time

Joseph Brodsky: A Poet for our Time

by Valentina Polukhina


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521111461
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 05/07/2009
Series: Cambridge Studies in Russian Literature Series
Pages: 348
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Abbreviations; Transliteration; Acknowledgement; Part I. A Stepson of the Empire: 1. The generation of 1956; 2. A new pre-Gutenberg epoch; 3. The northern exile; 4. A change of empires; Part II. Longing for World Culture: 5. In defence of culture; 6. A modern descendant of classicism; 7. Elegies to the admired dead: John Donne, T. S. Eliot, W. H. Auden; Part III. The Mask of Metaphor: 8. A web of metaphors; 9. Similarity in disparity; 10. Ars est celare artem; 11. A form of identity of two versions; Part IV. Words Devouring Things: 12. Thing - Veshch; 13. Man - thing - number; 14. Man - word - spirit; 15. An intellectual and poetic tour de force; Part V. A Song of Disobedience: 16. Poet versus empire; 17. A masochistic joy; 18. Speaking into silence; Part VI. Image of Alienation: 19. A stern metaphysical realist; 20. Man against time and space; 21. Credo quia absurdum est; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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