Less Than One: Selected Essays (Penguin Modern Classics) by Joseph Brodsky

By Joseph Brodsky

Essayist and poet Joseph Brodsky used to be probably the most penetrating voices of the 20th century. This prize-winning selection of his diversified essays contains uniquely strong appreciations of serious writers: on Dostoevsky and the advance of Russian prose, on Auden and Akhmatova, Cavafy, Montale and Mandelstam. those are contrasted along with his reflections on better subject matters of tyranny and evil, and sophisticated evocations of his adolescence in Leningrad. Brodsky's insightful appreciation of the intricacies of language, tradition and id attach those works, revealing his amazing presents as a prose writer.

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