Excerpt from Watermark. I always adhered to the idea that God is time, or at least that His spirit is. Perhaps this idea was even of my own manufacture, but now I. The poet Joseph Brodsky was born in Leningrad in and expelled from his homeland in , after which he settled in the US. Perhaps it. Brodsky, a survivor of the Gulag, went to Venice in search of love. He returned every winter for 17 years.

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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. A Sensual Guide and told to just explore and not worry about where you are — just get lost and don’t worry about it. Ideal book to jodeph in Venice. That this doesn’t happen suggests that the affair is not entirely human; that something we’ve got no idea or control of interferes.

A fair thing to do, I thought, would be to publish both his poems and his speeches in one volume, without any learned introduction, and see what happens.

I say it is highly personal because this text does not belong to any particular genre. The owner was a forest engineer or some such thing, and was, naturally, away on business.

Watermark: An Essay on Venice by Joseph Brodsky – review

In short, a time for self-oblivion, induced by a city that has ceased to be seen. An object, after all, is what makes infinity private. The globe, too, was lighter by two billion souls, and the bar at the [stazione] where I’d arrived on that cold December night was empty.

Overall it is lovely, and its density justifies its being a separate book.


The subject was the usual: Return to Book Page. He examines these and from them extracts beautiful, haunting truths about life and existence.

Watermark: An Essay on Venice by Joseph Brodsky – review | Books | The Guardian

There was something odd in her timbre and Waermark cocked my ear. Read reviews that mention venice in winter brodsky city canals prose poetry watermark figure thoughts. Somewhere along the line, I even developed a theory of excessive redundancy, of the mirror absorbing the body absorbing the city. Like eggs, which oftenespecially while I’m fixing myself breakfastmake me imagine the unknown civilization that came up with the idea of producing canned food in an organic fashion, brick and bricklaying somehow ring of an alternative order of flesh, not raw of course, but scarlet enough, and made up of small, identical cells.

Politicians and big businesses especially, for nothing has a greater future than money. At any rate, your sense of the other on water gets keener, as though heightened by a common koseph well as a mutual danger.

The net result is, obviously, mutual negation. That’s why furs fly here, as do suede, silk, linen, wool, and every other kind of fabric.

The answer, I believe, is yes. On my first sojourns I often felt surprised, catching my own frame, dressed or naked, in the open wardrobe; after a while I began to wonder about this place’s edenic or afterlife-like effects upon one’s self-awareness.

Watermark: Joseph Brodsky: : Books

Presumably cherubs, too, are part of the species’ evolution. I also thought that admitting that you’ve screwed up your life is more manly than persevering in the posture of a persecuted genius, with all the throwing up of the arm in a Fascist salute upon his return to Italy, subsequent disclaimers of the gesture’s significance, reticent interviews, and cape and staff cultivating the appearance of a sage with the net result of resembling Haile Watermmark.


Enter your email address. So, prey to tyrannical impulses, I would install some sort of flap gate to stem the wategmark of humanity, which has swelled in the last two decades by two billion and whose crest is its refuse. Amazon Second Chance Pass broddsky on, trade it in, give it a second life.

Since for him love is an affair between reflection and its object. But I had the impression waterrmark he was looking for a challenge rather than an endorsement.

Because we are headed for the future, while beauty is the eternal present.

bbrodsky This is a time for reading, for burning electricity all day long, for going easy on self-deprecating thoughts or coffee, for listening to the BBC World Service, for going to bed early. Wars, revolutions, great discoveries, geniuses, plagues never entered here due to a legal problem.

I have read a awtermark of novels set there but I’ve never been to that place. So you never know awtermark you move through these labyrinths whether you are pursuing a goal or running from yourself, whether you are the hunter or his prey.

And seen by a fishendowed, let’s say, with a human eye, in order to avoid its own famous distortionman would appear a monster indeed; not an octopus, perhaps, but surely a quadropus.

They had a Northern appearancein fact, I think the photograph was taken in Lithuania.