Collected Poems in English

ISBN-10: 0374528381
ISBN-13: 9780374528386
Edition: N/A
Authors: Joseph Brodsky
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List price: $21.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 4/1/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

The poems of the legendary Nobel Laureate, in one volume at last One of the greatest and grandest advocates of the literary vocation, Joseph Brodsky truly lived his life as a poet, and for it earned eighteen months in an Arctic labor camp, expulsion from his native country, and the Nobel Prize in Literature. Such were one man's wages. Here, collected for the first time, are all the poems he published in English, from his earliest collaborations with Derek Walcott, Richard Wilbur, Howard Moss, and Anthony Hecht to the moving farewell poems he wrote near the end of his life. With nearly two hundred poems, several of them never before published in book form, this will be the essential volume of Brodsky's work.

Joseph Brodsky was born in Leningrad on May 24, 1940. He left school at the age of fifteen, taking jobs in a morgue, a mill, a ship's boiler room, and a geological expedition. During this time he taught himself English and Polish and began writing poetry. His first poems appeared mainly in Syntax, a Leningrad underground literary magazine. In 1964, he was tried and sentenced to five years of administrative exile for the charge of parasitism. As a result of intervention by prominent Soviet cultural figures, he was freed in 1965. In 1972, under tremendous pressure from the authorities, he emigrated to the United States. He wrote nine volumes of poetry and several collections of essays. His works include A Part of Speech, To Urania, Watermark, On Grief and Reason, So Forth, and Collected Poems in English. He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1987 and was named poet laureate of the United States, the first poet whose native language was not English to achieve this honor. He died of a heart attack on January 28, 1996.

Editor's Note
A Part of Speech
Six Years Later
Anno Domini
Autumn in Norenskaia
"A second Christmas by the shore"
Homage to Yalta
A Song to No Music
The End of a Beautiful Era
Lithuanian Divertissement
On Love
I Sit by the Window
Nature Morte
December 24, 1971
To a Tyrant
The Funeral of Bobo
Letters to a Roman Friend
Nunc Dimittis
Odysseus to Telemachus
"An autumn evening in the modest square"
1972
In the Lake District
The Butterfly
Torso
Lagoon
"The classical ballet, let's say, is beauty's keep"
On the Death of Zhukov
Mexican Divertimento
The Thames at Chelsea
A Part of Speech
Lullaby of Cape Cod
December in Florence
In England
Plato Elaborated
Letters from the Ming Dynasty
The Rustle of Acacias
Elegy: For Robert Lowell
Strophes
San Pietro
Gorbunov and Gorchakov
To Urania
May 24, 1980
To a Friend: In Memoriam
October Tune
A Polar Explorer
Lithuanian Nocturne
Twenty Sonnets to Mary Queen of Scots
North Baltic
The Berlin Wall Tune
Dutch Mistress
Allenby Road
The Fifth Anniversary
Polonaise: A Variation
The New Jules Verne
Lines on the Winter Campaign, 1980
Cafe Trieste: San Francisco
The Hawk's Cry in Autumn
Sextet
Minefield Revisited
Near Alexandria
Tsushima Screen
A Martial Law Carol
Folk Tune
Roman Elegies
To Urania
The Bust of Tiberius
Seven Strophes
The Residence
Eclogue IV: Winter
Eclogue V: Summer
Venetian Stanzas I
Venetian Stanzas II
Seaward
Galatea Encore
Variation in V
Letter to an Archaeologist
Kellomaki
Ex Voto
Elegy: "About a year has passed."
The Fly
Belfast Tune
Afterword
At Carel Willink's Exhibition
"Slave, Come to My Service!"
In Italy
In Memoriam
So Forth
Infinitive
A Song
A Footnote to Weather Forecasts
Star of the Nativity
New Life
Angel
An Admonition
In Memory of My Father: Australia
So Forth
Constancy
Brise Marine
Centaurs I
Centaurs II
Centaurs III
Centaurs IV
Epitaph for a Centaur
Axiom
North of Delphi
Exeter Revisited
Vertumnus
Nativity
Postcard from Lisbon
August Rain
Venice: Lido
Fin de Siecle
Porta San Pancrazio
Transatlantic
View from the Hill
Homage to Girolamo Marcello
Elegy: "Sweetheart, losing your looks, go to live in a village"
Anti-Shenandoah: Two Skits and a Chorus
Daedalus in Sicily
Clouds
Cappadocia
Ab Ovo
Via Funari
Portrait of Tragedy
Tornfallet
Persian Arrow
Song of Welcome
Elegy: "Whether you fished me bravely out of the Pacific"
Kolo
Lullaby
Homage to Chekhov
Ischia in October
Anthem
In Front of Casa Marcello
After Us
A Tale
Ode to Concrete
At the City Dump in Nantucket
A Photograph
A Postcard
Reveille
Blues
At a Lecture
In Memory of Clifford Brown
Love Song
To My Daughter
Flourish
MCMXCIV
MCMXCV
View with a Flood
Taps
Uncollected Poems and Translations
Rio Samba
A Season
Shorts
History of the Twentieth Century: A Roadshow
Swiss Blue
Lines for the Winter Recess
Fossil Unwound
Bosnia Tune
To the President-elect
Robinsonade
Once More by the Potomac
Cabbage and Carrot
At the Helmet and Sword
"I will win you away from every earth, from every sky"
"Seeing off the beloved ones, I"
Tristia
Achilles. Penthesilea
End and Beginning
Selected Bibliography
Notes
Index of titles and first lines

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